Veteran rocker Gregg Allman is suing to stop production of the Allman Brothers biopic.
Allman wrote to director Randall Miller last month, urging him to stop working on “Midnight Rider,” a biopic based on Allman’s autobiography “My Cross To Bear” after production assistant Sarah Jones was struck and killed by a train while working on the film in February.
Since it seemed that production is set to continue because Miller has not responded to Allman’s request, the rocker has now filled legal documents to stop the project moving forward, claiming the option on his life story has expired.
In the lawsuit, filed against production companies Unclaimed Freight Prods. and Allman LLC, the rocker alleges principle photography needed to have begun by February 28 (but new reports suggest Randall plans to resume filming in June in California).
Allman also accused the production company of failing to pay money owed to him for the film rights, concluding on the lawsuit: “Therefore, 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.”
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