Gregg Allman Wants Production on His Biopic Shut Down Following Death
April 26, 2014
By ABC NEWS
Gregg Allman Asks for His Biopic To Shut Down after Death
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Musician Gregg Allman wants to stop the production of a movie about his life after a camera assistant was killed during filming earlier this year.
Allman wrote a personal letter to the director and asked that production of “Midnight Rider” be shut down, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I am writing to you as one human being to another, and appealing to you from my heart,” Allman wrote. “I am asking you from a personal perspective not to go forward.”
Sarah Jones, a camera assistant, was killed during filming in February when she was hit by a train on a small bridge in Georgia. Production was temporarily suspended following the accident. Earlier this week, the film’s star, William Hurt, pulled out of production.
Macaulay Culkin Making Music in Boston
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Macaulay Culkin, 33, took his band "Pizza Underground" on the road this weekend to play a show in Boston, according to the Boston Globe.
The band is a Velvet Underground cover band based in New York. Culkin's name was trending over the weekend after a hoax Facebook post announced that the "Home Alone" actor had died.
'Goonies II' Storyline Will Be Written by Steven Spielberg: Director
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Richard Donner, the original director of cult 1985 movie "The Goonies," let slip while being followed and questioned by a TMZ camera crew in Beverly Hills that the sequel is actually the brainchild of Steven Spielberg.
Donner had said earlier this month that a sequel was in the works, but didn't reveal the cast or that Spielberg, the original writer, producer and second-unit director, was involved and has come up with a new storyline for "The Goonies 2."
Florida Sinkhole Filled
A giant Florida sinkhole almost swallowed a piece of paradise this weekend.
Residents were forced to evacuate after a 50-foot sinkhole opened up between two homes at a retirement community north of Orlando.
The Associated Press reported the sinkhole was filled Saturday night.