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Casting a Feature Film Biopic about The Allman Brothers

1 June 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

We’re all saddened by the recent passing of Gregg Allman of the famed Allman Brothers band. Their southern rock style always seemed to make us feel alright   The influence they had on music that would come after them is immeasurable and their live stories were full of drama, intrigue, you name it.  A featured film biopic about the Allman Brothers was in the works in 2014 but sadly never happened. William Hurt was cast in the role of Gregg with Tyson Ritter and the younger brother with Wyatt Russell in the role of Duane in Randall Miller’s “Midnight Rider.”

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- Nat Berman

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Film Allman Loses Case Against New York Marine Insurer: “No New Info From FBI”

23 May 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Film Allman has lost big in a ruling concerning insurer New York Marine who had settled with the family of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant killed on the set after Randall Miller put his crew on live train tracks. Film Allman, last month, filed a motion saying that the FBI was investigating whether Miller’s civil rights had been violated and whether he had been properly incarcerated — a move that was seen as a desperate attempt to positively affect the… »

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'Midnight Rider' Producer Loses Lawsuit Against Insurer

23 May 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A California federal judge has dealt a blow to the producer of the abandoned Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, handing a summary judgment victory to New York Marine and General Insurance Company and shrugging off news of an FBI investigation.

Due to a tragic accident on a railway trestle bridge in Georgia on Feb. 20, 2014, killing camera assistant Sarah Jones, production of the film was suspended with director Randall Miller prosecuted amid a flurry of lawsuits. Film Allman, LLC, then sued the insurer and claimed that "New York Marine sabotaged the Film, the very thing that it agreed to insure and protect »

- Eriq Gardner

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‘Midnight Rider’ Case: Key Players In Criminal Trial Never Contacted By FBI

12 May 2017 1:53 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Although two attorneys for Midnight Rider director Randall Miller have submitted affidavits that there is an open FBI investigation into “probable civil rights violations” and “the possible wrongful prosecution and incarceration of Mr. Miller,” many of the key players involved in the criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter trial that put Miller behind bars have, to date, not been contacted by anyone from the FBI. The introduction of the FBI into the mix come… »

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'Midnight Rider' Director's Incarceration Being Probed by FBI

10 May 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating whether Randall Miller, director of the ill-fated Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, was wrongfully prosecuted and incarcerated for his alleged role in the death of 27-year-old camera operator Sarah Jones. That's according to new court documents filed by Film Allman, still battling its insurance company for millions of dollars over a production that was suspended when the film crew set up on a railway trestle bridge train in Georgia only to flee upon the arrival of a train barreling forward at an estimated 57 miles per hour.

After the fatal accident on Feb. 20, 2014, prosecutors in Georgia charged Miller, who »

- Eriq Gardner

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