Allman pens letter after the tragic death of a camera assistant
Gregg Allman, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and subject of Midnight Rider biopic, is begging director Randall Miller not to proceed with production after the tragic death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Allman sent Miller a personal letter asking him to not move forward with the film amid reports that the director was looking to move the film’s shoot from Georgia to Los Angeles after it halt production on February 20th after Jones was hit by a train.
“I am writing to you as one human being to another, and appealing to you from my heart,” Allman began. “I am asking you from a personal perspective not to go forward.”
He continues, “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.”
Local and national authorities are investigating Jones’ death and Miller halted production immediately following the incident. Actor William Hurt, who was set to play Allman, was on set when the accident occurred. He has since pulled out of the film.
No word on the fate of Midnight Rider.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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