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Allman Biopic Filmmakers Turn Themselves In To Police

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 10: Gregg Allman performs during All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman at The Fox Theatre on January 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The principals behind the troubled Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" have turned themselves in to authorities in Georgia to face criminal charges.

Director Randall Miller, producer Jody Savin and executive producer Jay Sedrish were charged by a Wayne County, Ga., grand jury with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing after an allegedly unauthorized February 20 shoot on a railroad track that resulted in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones and injuries to other crew members.

The involuntary manslaughter charge carries up to 10 years in prison, while criminal trespassing is a misdemeanor with a 12-month maximum sentence.

The trio, along with others associated with the film -- including Allman -- face numerous civil suits, including one from Jones' family.

In the wake of the tragedy William Hurt, one of two actors portraying Allman, has quit the film, while Allman is taking legal action to scuttle the project. The film has not officially been canceled, however.