Tyson Ritter Stars in Allman Brothers Movie

By: Alexandria Sardam - December 15, 2013

Gregg Allman’s memoir “My Cross to Bear” will be turned into a movie thanks to Randall Miller and Jody Savin.

The legendary band will come to life in the biopic with Tyson Ritter playing the role of young Gregg Allman. Does that name sound familiar? That’s because Ritter is the lead singer of The All-American Rejects. Kurt Russell’s son, Wyatt Russell will be joining the cast portraying the role of Duane Allman.

So is it true Ritter has some hidden acting-chops?

“The world knows Tyson as a extraordinary musician and performer; now the world will know what an amazing actor he is as well,” said Miller.

The working title of the movie is “Midnight Rider” and will tell the story of Allman’s journey as a struggling musician to the formation of the Allman Brothers Band. The film will be using original Allman Brothers tracks in the film as well as re-recorded performances by the actors.

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Alexandria SardamAlexandria is a recent Kentucky journalism grad with a passion for all things music. When she's not covering a festival, she's out scouring record store shelves for the latest vinyl find. She also likes nail polish and dogs. Follow Alex's tweets @deadheadal or shoot her an e-mail asardam@ientry.com She welcomes all comments!

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  • dewey yeast

    I’m praying that this movie doesn’t suck!