Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, announced his company will be selling Randall Miller & Jody Savin's "Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story" during AFM'13.
Unclaimed Freight Production's Randall Miller and Jody Savin, (Bottle Shock) who will produce the movie, penned the Midnight Rider screenplay based on the New York Times bestselling autobiography of the iconic blues singer ("My Cross To Bear"). Miller will direct. Open Road will theatrically release the film in the US.
The film focuses on Allman's early struggles through the formation of The Allman Brothers Band and the group's ultimate explosion on the music scene. On the heels of successful music biopics such as "Ray" and "Walk The Line" comes "Gregg Allman's Midnight Rider," a searing and revealing look inside the man who was at the forefront of Rock 'n' Roll and the lead singer of one of the biggest American bands of all time.
The film captures two of the most defining chapters of Gregg's life, when The Allman Brothers Band was just getting under way and the earlier years when Gregg, after years of drugs and alcohol abuse, cleans himself up. Chronicling his life on the road and the pitfalls of superstardom, "Midnight Rider" ultimately creates an uplifting tale of a rock icon as he finds his way through the darkness into the light.
Savin and Miller are working closely with Allman and his manager, Michael Lehman, both of whom will serve as executive producers. The film will include original Allman Brothers tracks as well as performances by the actor/musicians.
"This powerful story of one man's journey through his brilliant and tumultuous rock 'n' roll career is extremely compelling and will be of keen interest to our international buyers," said O'Shea.
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