Wayne Superior Court of Georgia has charged Midnight Rider's filmmakers Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish with Involuntary Manslaughter and Criminal Trespassing in connection with the death of 27-year-old Sarah Jones on February 20, 2014.
Five months ago, Sarah Jones, a second assistant camera operator, was killed in a tragic onset accident. Jones was working on the Allman Brothers biopic Midnight Rider. The crew had set up to shoot a sequence on some train tracks in Wayne County, Georgia. Unexpectedly to the crew, a train came barreling down the tracks, injuring several, and killing Jones.
Gregg Allman has filed a lawsuit in Savannah, Georgia to completely halt production on Midnight Rider. The suit claims the production company Unclaimed Freight Productions lost their rights to tell his story because they failed two points of the signed contract.
Back in February, the production of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider was struck by tragedy. While filming a scene on a railroad, a few members of the film crew got stuck on the tracks and struck by a train. The incident resulted in many injuries and the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, the movie's 27-year-old second camera assistant.
The latest three actors to join the band are Bradley Whitford, Eliza Dushku and Joel David Moore, who join William Hurt, Tyson Ritter and Wyatt Russell, among others. I never thought of any of these people when the project was first announced, but Iím going for it.
An adaptation of the My Cross to Bear, Allmanís tragedy-filled memoir published last year, Midnight Rider will tell two stories at once. Part of the focus will be on the musicianís early days, including the formation of the Allman Brothers Band with sibling Duane, who died two short years later in a motorcycle accident (Duane will be played by actor Wyatt Russell (We Are What We Are).