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Gregg Allman Drops Lawsuit Against 'Midnight Rider' Producers

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire May 13, 2014 at 12:06PM

Gregg Allman has dropped his lawsuit against producers of "Midnight Rider," in which the singer was seeking to block the production from resuming following the Feb. 20 death of second camera assistant Sarah Jones.
Gregg Allman
Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman will drop his lawsuit against the producers of "Midnight Rider," the film based on his life story, the Associated Press reports. Allman had sought to block the film production from resuming following the Feb 20 death of Sarah Jones, a second camera assistant, who died on set.

On April 28, Allman had filed the suit against the production companies, Unclaimed Freight Prods. and Allman LLC, asserting that under the terms of the original option to his life rights, production on the film needed to have commenced by February 28.

The film's star William Hurt previously backed out of the production. He was present on February 20 when an oncoming freight train killed Jones and injured six other crew members.

Attorneys for Allman and Unclaimed Freight Productions told a Savannah judge yesterday that they reached an out-of-court agreement. "We have come together and reasoned with one another," Allman attorney David Long-Daniels told the judge.

It still remains unclear if the film production will resume.

This article is related to: Sarah Jones, Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story, Gregg Allman, Randall Miller, Randall Miller

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