GREGG ALLMAN: Wants Filming of His Life Story to End
Gregg Allman has asked the director of his bio-pic to stop the film following a crew member being killed by a train in February while on the set in Georgia.
In a letter to director Randall Miller, Allman says, “I am writing to you as one human being to another, and appealing to you from my heart. I am asking you from a personal perspective not to go forward… When the idea of you producing the film first came about, I was genuinely excited about the possibility of sharing my story with fans around the world. Unfortunately, all of that changed for me on February 20th of this year. While there may have been a possibility that the production might have resumed shortly after that, the reality of Sarah Jones’ tragic death, the loss suffered by the Jones family and injuries to the others involved has led me to realize that for you to continue production would be wrong… Your desires as a filmmaker should not outweigh your obligations as a human being. I am asking you to do the right thing and to set aside your attempts to resume the production out of respect for Sarah, her family and the loss that all of us feel so deeply.”
Actor William Hurt, who was portraying Allman in the film, recently quit the film, which is based on Allman’s 2012 autobiography, My Cross to Bear.