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Gregg Allman Drops Lawsuit Over 'Midnight Rider' Movie Rights


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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.

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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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Gregg Allman Files Lawsuit To Stop Production On Biopic Based On His Memoir


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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.

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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.

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Greg Allman Biopic 'Midnight Rider' On Hold After Crew Member Killed By A Train


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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.

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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.

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Allman Brothers and Eric Clapton - 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY, United States - Friday 12th April 2013

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Dan Toler Dies, Allman Brothers Band Guitarist’s Death Confirmed By Manager


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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.

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The Allman Brothers Band and Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Wednesday 18th January 2012 Jaimo Johanson of The Allman Brothers Band performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos' Hard Rock Live.

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