Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge, and Kathy Baker have joined the cast of Midnight Rider, the Gregg Allman biopic. Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin are responsible for making the film.
The movie will tell the story of Allman’s journey as a struggling musician to becoming the frontman of the Allman Brothers Band. The story will also reflect upon Allman’s later half of his life and his path to becoming clean for good.
The legendary band will come to life with Tyson Ritter playing the role of young Gregg Allman. Ritter is also the lead singer of The All-American Rejects. Kurt Russell’s son, Wyatt Russell, is also part of the cast portraying the role of Duane Allman.
Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford, Joel David Moore, Zoey Deutch, and Chad Lindberg are also already cast for Rider.
The film will be using original Allman Brothers tracks in the film as well as re-recorded performances by the actors.
Shooting will begin Feb. 24 in Savannah, Ga., at Meddin Studios with Miller behind the camera. Savin and Miller wrote the script and plan on producing the film as well.
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