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Midnight Rider is an unfinished independent film based on the autobiography My Cross to Bear by singer Gregg Allman. The movie was cancelled due to an incident that occurred on the first day of filming.
Some of the information is unknown at this point.
- William Hurt as Gregg Allman
- Tyson Ritter as young Gregg Allman
- Zoey Deutch as Mae
- Eliza Dushku as Rita
- Wyatt Russell as young Duane Allman
- Bradley Whitford as Michael Lehman
- Joel David Moore as Bill McEuen
- Chad Lindberg as Joseph L. Campbell (a.k.a. The Legendary Red Dog)
- Charles S. Dutton as Chank Middleton
- Aldis Hodge
- Kathy Baker
Why It Was Cancelled
- On February 20, 2014, the film crew was filming a dream sequence on a train trestle. However, a CSX freight train came while filming. As the crew got off the trestle, the train hit second assistant camera woman Sarah Jones, and injured 7 others. It was later discovered that director Randall Miller and other members of the crew didn't ask permission to film on the trestle, despite their claim. The filmmakers were charged with involuntary manslaughter, and criminal trespassing, as well as being cited by OSHA for "serious" and "willful" safety violations. On March 9, 2015, Miller pled guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter, and received a 10-year sentence, which he served one year, followed by probation.
- As of 2021, there are currently no plans to continue filming.