Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gregg Allman biopic starring William Hurt derailed

   Last week, in Savannah, Ga., a train crashed into a movie production crew and its equipment, killing one of the crew members and injuring seven others.
   The film was a biopic called "Midnight Rider," and it was supposed to star William Hurt as former Manatee County resident Gregg Allman.
Gregg Allman
   On Thursday, the Savannah Film Office announced the the filmmakers were "shutting down production of the film."
    Filming had just begun when the crew members were struck Feb. 20.
   Investigators say the crew was on the tracks without the railroad's permission. The crew was filming on a bridge and second camera assistant Sarah Jones could not escape when when the train barreled into the set.

   There's no word yet on whether the filmmakers will resume the project later.
   Tyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects was set to play young Gregg Allman in the film. The cast also included Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford and Wyatt Russell, the son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, as Duane Allman.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

bad things happen, to place blame does no good, maybe just a tragic moment. mourn, learn move forward. duane allman a 24 year old hard working musician died in a terrible bike accident at his height of fame and income. Who to blame? him? truck? carelessness, or just bad luck accident? Gregg and the brothers could have quit, put they moved on to even greater success. move on, make a greater movie, honor the lost.