Gregg Allman is pleading with director Randall Miller not to resume production on the Midnight Rider biopic following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, who was hit by a train during filming last February.
Allman expressed himself in a letter to Miller, which is quoted below.
“I am writing to you as one human being to another, and appealing to you from my heart. I am asking you from a personal perspective not to go forward.”
“When the idea of you producing the film first came about, I was genuinely excited about the possibility of sharing my story with fans around the world. Unfortunately, all of that changed for me on February 20th of this year. While there may have been a possibility that the production might have resumed shortly after that, the reality of Sarah Jones’ tragic death, the loss suffered by the Jones family and injuries to the others involved has led me to realize that for you to continue production would be wrong.”
“Your desires as a filmmaker should not outweigh your obligations as a human being. I am asking you to do the right thing and to set aside your attempts to resume the production out of respect for Sarah, her family and the loss that all of us feel so deeply.”
William Hurt, who was to star as Allman in the film, recently pulled out of the project