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William Hurt to portray Gregg Allman in the biopic Midnight Rider

Jan. 7, 2014by: Jesse Giroux
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Are you a fan of Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band? Then I have some potentially great news for you this morning. THR has learned William Hurt will star as the musician in the biopic MIDNIGHT RIDER. The film is an adaptation of Allman's memoir My Cross to Bear, and will be directed by Randall Miller (BOTTLE SHOCK, CBGB.) The biopic will actually feature two Gregg Allmans: Hurt will portray him when he was older and trying to stay sober, and The All-American Rejects lead singer Tyson Ritter will play a young Allman. Wyatt Russell (COWBOYS & ALIENS, THIS IS 40) has also signed on to play Duane Allman, Gregg's brother.

I really liked Randall Miller's CBGB, and I think he could do an excellent job with MIDNIGHT RIDER. Some might not like the idea of Tyson Ritter playing a young Gregg Allman, but we should at least give the guy a chance. Yes, he's in a shitty pop-rock band, but does that mean he'll suck as an actor? Of course not, and maybe he'll surprise the hell out of us with his performance.

Filming for MIDNIGHT RIDER is scheduled to begin sometime in February, and a release date hasn't been announced at this time.

Source: THR

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1:50PM on 01/07/2014

Excellent

I am a HUGE ABB fan and I am definatley excited about this. Hurt is a hell of an actor has just the right kind of manner about him that Gregg does. I just hope they don't mess up Duane or portray the band in a negative light.
I am a HUGE ABB fan and I am definatley excited about this. Hurt is a hell of an actor has just the right kind of manner about him that Gregg does. I just hope they don't mess up Duane or portray the band in a negative light.
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11:40AM on 01/07/2014
isn't tyson ritter on parenthood haven't watched it just seen bits here and there but i could have sworn he was on it
isn't tyson ritter on parenthood haven't watched it just seen bits here and there but i could have sworn he was on it
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