Gregg Allman sings about himself in his 1987 single “I’m No Angel” and soon, you’ll get to see how real those lyrics are when My Cross To Bear, a biopic about Allman, hits the big screen. The film is currently in the works with Open Road Films and Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin having penned the screen play based on the New York Times’ best selling autobiography based on the iconic singer. The two companies are also partnering to bring the film to U.S. theaters upon its release.
Deadline reports that the story will focus on Allman’s early struggles through the formation of The Allman Brothers Band and the group’s ultimate explosion on the music scene. Miller will direct the film that is expected to include original Allman Brothers tracks as well as classic tracks re-recorded by the actors and musicians starring in the film.
Miller and Savin are working closely with Allman and his manager, Michael Lehman, who are both executive producing the project. Casting is underway and filming is expected to start late this summer in Georgia. No release date has been announced at this time.