Ian Shultis, Taylor Clift, Samuel Kay Forrest and Rich Dally III have been cast in Cleopatra Films’ “Street Survivors,” the biopic of iconic Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd. Jared Cohn helms from a script he co-wrote with drummer Artimus Pyle.
The story traces the band’s tragic history centering on Pyle (Shultis) and his experiences of the events surrounding the chartered-plane crash on October 20th 1977 that killed original members Ronnie Van Zant (Clift), Steve Gaines (Forrest), and backing vocalist Cassie Gaines.
An assistant road manager and the two pilots also died in the crash after the plane ran out of fuel over Mississippi after the final show of the Street Survivors tour. Pyle and guitarist Gary Rossington survived. Brian Perera produces and filming begins at the end of the month in Los Angeles.