Monday, February 17, 2014

Gregg Allman biopic adds three more actors

The Gregg Allman biopic, “Midnight Rider”, has added three more actors to the cast.

The film stars Tyson Ritter - the lead singer/songwriter of the All American Rejects – as a young Gregg Allman, Wyatt Russell as his brother Duane, and William Hurt will play the present-day version of Gregg.

Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge and Kathy Baker have joined the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dutton (TV’s Longmire) will play Chank Middleton, Gregg’s best friend, confidant and assistant, while Hodge (TV’s Leverage) will play a younger version of the man; Baker, last seen in "Saving Mr. Banks", is playing the Allmans’ mother.

Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford, Joel David Moore, Zoey Deutch and Chad Lindberg are already a part of the cast.

The movie tells two stories: Gregg Allman's journey from struggling artist through the formation and subsequent success of The Allman Brothers Band, which saw the musician succumb to the excesses of rock 'n' roll; and Gregg's realization at 64 that he has to get clean for good or risk losing his life.

Filming will begin February 24 in Savannah, Georgia.

Gregg recently confirmed that the Allman Brothers Band will stop touring after marking their 45th anniversary this year.

The group will launch their final residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on March 7; they’ll play 14 dates at the venue before hosting their 10th annual Wanee Music Festival in Florida in April.

See also:

Allman Brothers biography due next week
Gregg Allman biopic update
Allman Brothers Band to split after 45 years
Allman Brothers add more Beacon Theatre dates
Search The Allman Brothers at hennemusic