• Wolf of Wall Street co-stars and Oscar nominees Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reportedly set to re-team for an Atlanta Olympics bombing drama based on the 1997 Vanity Fair article “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” Fox acquired the rights to the article and planned to develop it for Hill, who would play Jewell, the janitor who reported the suspicious bag and was subsequently accused of being a potential suspect in the bombing. DiCaprio would play the attorney at his side. [Deadline]
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Based on the New York Times bestselling autobiography of the iconic blues singer, the screenplay was written byUnclaimed Freight Production’s Randall Miller and Jody Savin, and will be directed by Miller himself.
The film focuses on Allman’s early struggles through the formation of The Allman Brothers Band and the group’s ultimate explosion on the music scene.On the heels of successful music biopics such as Ray and Walk the Linecomes Gregg Allman’s Midnight Rider, a searing and revealing look inside the man who was at the forefront of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the lead singer of one of the biggest American bands of all time. The film captures two of the most defining chapters of Gregg’s life, when The Allman Brothers Band was just getting under way and the earlier years when Gregg, after years of drugs and alcohol abuse, cleans himself up. Chronicling his life on the road and the pitfalls of super stardom, Midnight Rider ultimately creates an uplifting tale of a rock icon as he finds his way through the darkness into the light .
In order to infuse the film with authenticity, both Savin and Miller are working closely with Allman and his manager, Michael Lehman, both of whom will serve as executive producers. The film will include original Allman Brothers tracks as well as performances by the actor/musicians. Open Road will theatrically release the film in the US.
“This powerful story of one man’s journey through his brilliant and tumultuous rock ‘n’ roll career is extremely compelling and will be of keen interest to our international buyers,” said O’Shea.
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EXCLUSIVE: Chad Lindberg (The Fast & the Furious, Supernatural) has been cast in Open Road’s music biopicMidnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story. He’ll play Joseph “Red Dog” Campbell, the real life rock ‘n’ roll roadie who had a character named for him in Cameron Crowe’sAlmost Famous.
Screenplay is by director and Randall Miller and Jody Savin based on Allman’s bestselling autobiography My Cross To Bear. Tyson Ritter, Wyatt Russell, Zoey Deutch and William Hurt also star.
Miller and Savin are also producing and Allman and manager Michael Lehman are exec producers on the pic. Lindberg is repped by Creative Partners Group.
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