Gregg Allman slaps 'Midnight Rider' producers with lawsuit

Gregg Allman. (WENN.COM)

Gregg Allman. (WENN.COM)

L.A. Ross, TheWrap.com

, Last Updated: 11:39 PM ET

LOS ANGELES – Gregg Allman is suing the “Midnight Rider” producers to stop production on the film after the death of crewmember Sarah Jones, TheWrap has learned.

Allman claims in the lawsuit, obtained by TheWrap, that the option to his life rights had expired before producers decided last month to resume production.

In the lawsuit, Allman claims principal photography on “Midnight Rider” needed to be completed by Feb. 28, according to the option agreement he and the producing team signed. But the production was halted on Feb. 20 when crewmember Jones, 27, was killed by a train during pre-production filming.

After that fatal incident, producers publicly announced they would suspend work on the film indefinitely.


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