The Allman Brothers Band star said filmmakers had failed to meet production deadlines.
Gregg Allman has agreed to drop his lawsuit against the producers who were making a movie about his life until a freight train killed a member of the camera crew. The Allman Brothers Band star filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the producers of Midnight Rider, the biopic based on his memoir, My Cross To Bear.
Gregg Allman Has Dropped His Lawsuit Against The 'Midnight Rider' Producers.
Now, Allman has reportedly dropped his suit, according to THR, after he and the film producers having reached an out-of-court agreement. "We have come together and reasoned with one another," Allman's attorney David Long-Daniels told the judge, via AP.
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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.
Tributes pour in as the 'Midnight Rider' shoot is halted.
Production has been suspended on the set of the Greg Allman biopic, Midnight Rider, after a member of the film crew was fatally injured by a train. Second camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed on the first day of production last Thursday when filming a scene on a railway trestle, or bridge, in Georgia.
A Biopic Based On Greg Allman's Memoir Has Been Shut Down After The Tragic Death Of A Crew Member.
The movie is to focus on the life of Greg Allman, the celebrated guitarist and founding member of the American blues-rock group, The Allman Brothers, with William Hurt set to play Allman. The accident occurred when shooting on the bridge with an oncoming train approaching and a hospital bed on the tracks.
Former guitarist for the Allman Brothers' Band has passed away, after suffering with Lou Gehrig's Disease
Sad news for rock fans today as Dan Toler dies. The guitarist, who formerly played for The Allman Brothers Band, was in his sixties when he passed away, his manager Glen Halverson confirmed to Reuters. He had been suffering with Lou Gehrig’s disease – also referred to as motor neurone disease – and passed away at his home in Sarasota, Florida.
Dan Toler and his brother David ‘Frankie’ Toler (a drummer) played in a number of rock bands, including Dickey Betts and Great Southern. Dan was a member of teh Allman Brothers band between 1979 and 1982. They were best known for hits such as ‘Reach for the Sky,’ ‘Brothers of the Road’ and ‘Enlightened Rogues.’ The Sarasota Herald Tribune has reportedly quoted his former band-mate and good friend Chaz Trippy as saying “His ability to make people laugh and feel good and happy was amazing… That smile of his is just a force of life and, God, how he loved playing that guitar."
Dan Toler first announced that he was suffering from myotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) back in 2011. The illness affects the sufferer’s motor functions and results in rapidly progressive muscle weaknesses. This leads to a difficulty in swallowing , breathing and speaking, among other things. Halverson stated that Toler’s funeral arrangements had not yet been confirmed.