Gregg Allman Urges Production of His Biopic Be Shut Down
(Radio.com) Gregg Allman was initially excited at the prospect of a film about his life, but now he's ready for the team behind it to shut it down. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Allman has called for the canceling of production on Midnight Rider following a fatal accident on set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured others.
In a personal letter send to Randall Miller, the director of the project, Allman appeals to the director "from my heart" to stop production, rather than continue as has been rumored.
"I am writing to you as one human being to another, and appealing to you from my heart," Allman wrote. "I am asking you from a personal perspective not to go forward."
Allman said his feelings changed on the film following the accident, which took place Feb. 20 of this year. The crew was filming on a train bridge over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Georgia, when a train bore down on them, leaving little time to escape. Jones was struck by flying debris, and following the incident it was unclear if the crew even had the proper clearance to be filming there.
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