Gregg Allman Begs Midnight Rider Director Not to Resume Filming
Following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, Gregg Allman is urging director Randall Miller not to resume production on the Allman biopic Midnight Rider. Allman sent Miller a personal letter asking him not to move forward, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.
“I am writing to you as one human being to another, and appealing to you from my heart,” Allman said. “I am asking you from a personal perspective not to go forward.” Allman went on to say, “When the idea of you producing the film first came about, I was genuinely excited about the possibility of sharing my story with fans around the world. Unfortunately, all of that changed for me on February 20 of this year. While there may have been a possibility that the production might have resumed shortly after that, the reality of Sarah Jones’ tragic death, the loss suffered by the Jones family and injuries to the others involved has led me to realize that for you to continue production would be wrong.”
William Hurt, who was slated to play Allman, has pulled out of the project due to the death of Jones.