Gregg Allman Drops Lawsuit Against ‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers
Gregg Allman has dropped a lawsuit against the producer of the troubled ‘Midnight Rider’ biopic. It remains unclear what the future holds for the movie, which saw filming abruptly halted after a on-set accident on Feb. 20 claimed the life of a camera assistant.
“We have come together and reasoned with one another,” Allman attorney David Long-Daniels told a Savannah, Georgia-based judge, according to the Associated Press. Long-Daniels refused later comment, as did the attorney for director Randall Miller.
Allman, who did not appear in court, began trying to stop the film following 27-year-old Sarah Jones’ shocking death while on location in southeast Georgia. Unclaimed Freight Productions was shooting a scene on a railroad bridge over the Altamaha River when a train unexpectedly came upon them. Six others were injured. William Hurt, who was set to play the Allman Brothers Band frontman, left the film in the aftermath of Jones’ death.
Allman’s lawyer earlier said the he wanted his client off the project because “the train crash had harmed the singer’s reputation.” In addition, the lawsuit claimed that the rights to Allman’s biography, on which the film was based, had expired, and that Unclaimed Freight had not paid the full amount.