Open Road Films and Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin are partnering to bring Gregg Allman biopic My Cross To Bear to U.S. theaters. Miller and Savin penned the screenplay based on the New York Times bestselling autobiography of the iconic blues singer. Miller will direct. Open Road will handle U.S. distribution. The story will focus on Allman’s early struggles through the formation of The Allman Brothers Band and the group’s ultimate explosion on the music scene. Savin and Miller are working closely with Allman and his manager, Michael Lehman, both of whom will serve as Executive Producers. The film is expected to include original Allman Brothers tracks as well as re-recorded performances by the actor/musicians. Production is scheduled to begin late summer 2013 in Georgia. Casting is under way. The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by Ortenberg and Ben Cotner, SVP of Acquisitions. Ben Weiss of Paradigm negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers. Miller and Savin recently produced CBGB about the famous New York City rock ‘n’ roll club. CBGB is being repped in Cannes by The Exchange and several large foreign deals are under way.
We've had our ears on composer duo Fall On Your Sword (aka Will Bates and Phil Mossman) for a while now. The duo have become some of the most in-demand musicians in the indie world over the last few years, thanks to the works on "Another Earth," "Nobody Walks," "Lola Versus" and "28 Hotel Rooms," among others, and we named them as one of our 5 Composers On The Rise earlier this year. Which means that we're delighted to this morning be exclusively debuting a new track from the pair's score to "We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks," the latest film Oscar-winning "Taxi To The Dark Side" director Alex Gibney. The film, which sees Gibney delve into the story of Julian Assange, and his principal source Bradley Manning, won rave reviews at Sundance, and is hitting theaters on Friday May 24th, while Fall On The Sword's soundtrack is released the Tuesday before, on May 21st. If the track below, "First Release," is anything to go by, it's typically excellent stuff. The soundtrack's now...
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