Wyatt Russell

Wyatt Russell

Tyson Ritter & Wyatt Russell have been cast to play Gregg and Duane Allman in a new biopic.

Ritter will take on the role of Gregg, while Russell is set to play Duane in Midnight Runner.

Randall Miller is on board to direct the biopic project and will also pen the screenplay with writing partner Jody Savin.

Speaking to WENN, Miller said: "The world knows Tyson as a extraordinary musician and performer; now the world will know what an amazing actor he is as well.

"After meeting many of the hottest young actors in town we understood that to tell the Allman Brothers story with the utmost authenticity we needed actor/musicians".

Savin adds, "And Wyatt has been a Duane Allman fan his whole life. He blew us away with his total embodiment of the rock icon and his uncanny slide guitar chops".

The movie is based on Gregg Allman's biography My Cross To Bear and will follow the brothers as they form the band, through to their huge success.

Ritter is best known for his roles on Parenthood as well as singing in band All America Rejects.

Russell has completed work on film Cold In July, and is currently filming 22 Jump Street with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

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