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Gregg Allman Agrees to Drop Lawsuit Against Biopic Producers

Image courtesy of Danny Clinch (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Danny Clinch (via ABC News Radio)

Gregg Allman has agreed to drop his lawsuit against the producers of Midnight Rider , the film based on his life.

WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia reports that on Tuesday morning, Allman's lawyers filed a motion in Chatham County Superior Court seeking to have the case dismissed, after attorneys for both sides worked late into the night Monday to come to an agreement.

Terms of any agreement were not released and the producers had no comment when asked about the deal by Variety .

Allman filed suit against the producers earlier this month after he asked them to stop production on the movie.  His request came following the February death of a camera assistant working on the film.  The assistant, Sarah Jones , was struck by a train and killed during the shoot.

As previously reported, Allman accused the movie's production company, Unclaimed Freight Productions, of failing to begin principal photography on the project by an agreed-upon date, and for failing to pay him the full purchase price for his life story. He had been seeking an injunction against shooting on the biopic moving forward.

It's unclear if the deal means production on the film will continue. In April, William Hurt , one of two actors who was to portray Allman, pulled out of the movie, and Variety reports that county prosecutor is reviewing the results of an investigation into the death of Jones, in order to determine if criminal charges will be filed.


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