Gregg Allman Biopic Adds Three More (Exclusive)

11:36 AM PST 02/15/2014 by Borys Kit
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Tyson Ritter and William Hurt are portraying Allman in "Midnight Rider," which is being made by Randall Miller and Jody Savin.

Charles Dutton, Aldis Hodge and Kathy Baker have joined the cast of Midnight Rider, the Gregg Allman biopic being made by Unclaimed Freight Productions' Randall Miller and Jody Savin.

The trio join a production that sees Tyson Ritter and William Hurt portraying Allman young and old, respectively, while Wyatt Russell will play brother Duane Allman.

Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford, Joel David Moore, Zoey Deutch and Chad Lindberg are also already cast.

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The movie tells two stories: Gregg Allman's journey from struggling artist through the formation and subsequent success of The Allman Brothers Band, which saw the musician succumb to the excesses of rock 'n' roll; and Gregg Allman's realization at 64 that he has to get clean for good or risk losing his life.

Dutton (TV’s Longmire) will play Chank Middleton, Gregg’s best friend, confidant and assistant, with Hodge (TV’s Leverage) playing a younger version of the man.

Baker, last seen in Saving Mr. Banks, is playing the Allmans’ mother.

Shooting will begin Feb. 24 in Savannah, Ga., at Meddin Studios with Miller behind the camera. (Savin and Miller wrote the script and are producing.)

Open Road Films is releasing the film domestically while The Exchange is handling international sales.

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