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William Hurt exits Allman Brothers biopic

William Hurt exits Allman Brothers biopic

'MIDNIGHT RIDER:'The Oscar winner, who was set to play Gregg Allman in the movie, expressed his concerns about safety on the set Photo: Associated Press

Actor William Hurt has pulled out of the Allman Brothers biopic “Midnight Rider,” two months after a camera assistant died while filming a train track scene in February.

The Oscar winner, who was set to play Gregg Allman in the movie, expressed his concerns about safety on the set in Wayne County, Georgia in an email to a friend, which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

Days later, assistant Sarah Jones died after she was hit by an oncoming train, while trying to run for safety on the Doctortown Railroad Trestle.

Production is still on hold as local police detectives continue to investigate the tragedy. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office told the Times that Midnight Rider’s producers did not have permission to film on the railway trestle, adding there was no railroad representative on the set.

Filmmakers have started to “recast some roles”, according to Deadline.com.

Tyson Ritter, Wyatt Russell and Eliza Dushku were still attached to the project.

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