Momentum building for Gregg Allman biopic by “CBGB” filmmakers

From The Hollywood Reporter’s Cannes: Gregg Allman’s Autobiography to Become a Movie:

Open Road Films and Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin are partnering to bring My Cross To Bear, Gregg Allman’s autobiography to the screen.

Miller and Savin produced CBGB, about the famous New York City rock ‘n’ roll club, which is being repped in the Cannes Film Market by The Exchange. They will produce Cross, about the legendary blues singer, along with their music business partner, Brad Rosenberger. Savin and Miller also will write the screenplay, with Miller directing. Open Road will handle U.S. distribution.

The only real news here is the addition of Open Road Films to the project.

As I’ve cautioned here before, the movie business is amazingly fluid. The CBGB team has already put a couple of previously announced projects on the backburner, apparently even giving up on one completely.

Still, each additional company announced as being involved with the Allman biopic brings it one step closer to reality.

In a post a couple of days ago, I noted that a special screening of CBGB in Savannah might have been in part to lure additional investors to the new film.