Gregg Allman Files Lawsuit To Block Filming Of Midnight Rider Biopic

After voicing his opposition to the continuation of filming on his biopic Midnight Rider, Gregg Allman has taken legal action. Last week Gregg wrote an open letter to director Randall Miller, which fell on deaf ears. Now he's suing.

The biopic suffered a blow when one of its crew members, Sarah Jones, was struck and killed by a train while shooting a scene.

The court documents note that delays have resulted in an expired option for Unclaimed Freight Productions: "Allman requests that the Court enter an Order declaring that the Defendants' Option has expired and directing the Defendants to cease all efforts to make a motion picture based upon the life of Gregg Allman and/or his autobiography."

Miller has not responded to the suit. Last month, William Hurt, who was slated to portray Allman in the film, dropped out of shooting.

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