Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Gregg Allman drops lawsuit against Midnight Rider biopic producers

Gregg Allman has reportedly agreed to drop his lawsuit aginst the producers of his biopic, “Midnight Rider.”

WSAV-TV Savannah reports a motion for dismissal without prejudice was filed Tuesday morning in Chatham County Superior Court in the case of Greg Allman versus Unclaimed Freight Productions after attorneys for both sides worked late into Monday night to come to an agreement.

They told Judge John Morse that they were working toward a resolution with respect to the entire civil action.

Allman’s attorneys asked for an injunction to stop Unclaimed Freight Productions from continuing production on grounds that their rights expired after principal photography did not start by February 28th as called for in the contract.

Allman took the legal step two weeks ago after it was revealed that he had asked director Randall Miller to shut down production following the February death of camera assistant Sarah Jones on the project.

“Midnight Rider” tells the story of Gregg'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.

Lead actor William Hurt – who was to play the present day version of the rock legend – recently backed out of the project. The film was also scheduled to star Tyson Ritter - the lead singer/songwriter of the All American Rejects – as a young Gregg Allman, and Wyatt Russell as his brother Duane.

See also:

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