Gregg Allman Files Lawsuit To Stop Production On Biopic Based On His Memoir
The Allman Brothers Band founder Gregg Allman is suing for production on the film adaption of his memoir to be ceased, following a fatal accident on set.
Rocker Gregg Allman is suing to cease production on ‘Midnight Rider,’ a film based on his best-selling memoir. The move is prompted by the recent tragedy, in which crew member Sarah Jones was killed during production. On February 20 production was suspended following an accident which killed Jones and injured seven others.
Singer Gregg Allman is suing to stop production on 'Midnight Rider'
The accident occurred when a train plowed into the crew, prompting to questions regarding the stringency of safety precautions taken. Allman is now suing to stop producers from starting filming again. The lawsuit was filed last week and explains that producers have told representatives for the singer that they intend to begin filming once again despite his clear dismay and objections.
Gregg Allman is the founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, a band which he formed with his brother Duane, and in 1995 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1971 Duane died in a motorcycle accident, aged just 24 years old.
Tyson Ritter has been cast to play a young Gregg Allman
Last year filmmakers Randall Miller and Jody Savin bought the rights to Gregg Allman's best-selling memoir, ‘My Cross to Bear,’ which was due to be renamed ‘Midnight Rider,’ after a popular song by The Allman Brothers. Parenthood actor Tyson Ritter was billed to star as a young Gregg Allman, alongside Eliza Dushku and Wyatt Russell.