All AmerIcan Rejects lead singer Tyson Ritter will assume the role of the young Gregg Allman and 22 Jump Street's Wyatt Russell will play Duane in the upcoming film that chronicles the life of Gregg Allman. Based on My Cross To Bear, Gregg's candid and compelling autobiography, the biopic goes into production next month in Savannah, Georgia. In addition to original music from the band itself, the film will include several songs featuring Ritter and Russell. Director Randall Miller says people aware of what a good musician Ritter is will be impressed with his acting strength and Jody Savin of the production credits Russell, a life-long fan of Duane, who he says '...blew us away with his total embodiment of the rock icon and his uncanny slide guitar chops.'
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