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Published: 2013/04/10

Gregg Allman Biopic in the Works

Gregg Allman’s story may well make it to the big screen. His memoir My Cross to Bear has been optioned by Randall Miller and Jody Savin. The pair worked together on the forthcoming film CBGB which takes a look at the celebrated New York City venue. As with CBGB they will co-author the screenplay while Miller will direct and Savin will produce. So far no one has been cast in the role of the iconic rocker.

Last year we ran an excerpt from My Cross to Bear, which can be found here.


There are 9 comments associated with this post

TCinNYC April 10, 2013, 11:53:12

I just read his book last week on vacation. I enjoyed it. Gregg definately put it all out there. One surprise to me was that his brief commentary on the Grateful Dead was not exactly complimentary. I am not going to paste the 2 or 3 paragraphs here, but he certainly didn’t seem to have much respect for the music they created.

dankerator April 10, 2013, 11:56:28

hmm who could play gregg?? Brad Pitt maybe?? LOL

MonkeyHill April 10, 2013, 12:18:02

dankerator — That’s actually a good call. Not sure how well he can sing, but Pitt would do a very credible job as Gregg.

TobyWonCanolli April 10, 2013, 12:19:12

“he certainly didn’t seem to have much respect for the music they created”
respect? This is a dud who in his 40’s dated a 15yr old. He messed her up so badly she first went into porn and then killed herself. yes she blamed Gregg for ruining her life. RIP Savannah, others may think Allman is putting it all out there, i know it is just spin on his part to hide all the damage he has done.

40acres April 10, 2013, 12:57:03

Gregg has done much damage in this world. He is a Sad man. I think there was some issues with some dead members and vocally disrespecting Gregg for his part in the trial that sent his dealer to prison…don’t know if that has left any scars of why he doesn’t talk about the Dead much. Obviously, the rest of the current ABB members are good friends with Phil and Bobby and basically Gregg is just a mean old sun of a bitch. That’s kind of why I dig him. People abuse people and get used and bad things happen everyday…but to keep on riding and live in this world to survive works for me.

Betty Moderno April 10, 2013, 15:38:03

Devon should play his dad.

Julius April 10, 2013, 22:16:57

Allman is mad that Jerry Garcia called him a snitch.
But he also bashes led Zeppelin, so his taste in music isn’t that good.

deadman April 13, 2013, 15:49:50

Led Zeppelin deserves to be bashed. The most over-hyped bunch of idiots in rock and roll! They represented everything that was wrong with rock music in the 70’s. Concerts bloated with long meaningless solo’s, idiotic arrogant behavior and a bunch of thugs surrounding them.

Roger Parcellin February 28, 2014, 16:03:00

I think we all do the best we can, with what we have.
Its hard to get sober No matter who u r.

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