As Deadline reports, another music biopic is in the works, this time around about the legendary ’70s rockers The Allman Brothers Band.
It is supposed to be a story of “Gregg and Duane Allman, two brothers raised by a single mother, whose shared love for blues and R&B music evolved into a career marked by platinum-selling records, sold-out stadium concerts, a marriage to Hollywood royalty (Cher) and a relationship with President Jimmy Carter.”
The band ― known for hits such as “Ramblin’ Man”, “Jessica”, “Blue Sky”, and “Melissa” ― were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
“I grew up a huge fan of The Allman Brothers,” Cassavetes told us. “They had a profound influence on the music culture in America and I’m honored to be able to have an opportunity to tell their story.”
Sunset Blvd Films President Len Fico who is behind the project, added: “Nick brings passion, perceptive and integrity to this multi-dimensional saga. Beyond creating music that became a cultural touchstone, the Allmans’ story is one of tragic death, betrayal, drug and alcohol use, and eventually exoneration and redemption. Nick’s abilities to bring flawed but empathic characters to the screen makes him the only logical choice for the Allmans’ story.”