Randall Miller and Jody Savin are set to co-write and produce an adaptation of Gregg Allman’s memoir “My Cross to Bear” for Unclaimed Freight.
Allman was part of the 1960s and 1970s Southern rock group the Allman Brothers, who created such songs “Ramblin’ Man,” “Midnight Rider,” “Whipping Post” and “Jessica.”
Allman found himself beset by tragedy: His brother Duane died in a motorcycle crash, just over a year later bassist Berry Oakley was killed in another motorcycle accident.
Also, two girlfriends committed suicide after Allman broke up with them. Allman was also married six times (once to Cher) and spent years in and out of rehab.
Miller will direct, he and Savin essentially serving in the same capacities as they did on the upcoming music club biopic “CBGB”.
This film will focus on two points in his life – his time as a young upcoming artist and the formation of the band, and a look at the 64-year-old Allman as a man who knows he has to clean up his act.
The plan is to use a mix of original songs and songs performed by the actor/musicians who will be cast.