*Updated with official shoot date
According to thewrap.com, Zoey will star in “Midnight Rider” alongside Tyson Ritter, Wyatt Russell and William Hurt. She’ll play the role of Mae, a love interest of Gregg Allman. Production is scheduled to begin February 24th-March 27th in Savannah, Georgia at Meddin Studios.
“Vampire Academy” star Zoey Deutch has been cast as the female lead opposite Tyson Ritter, Wyatt Russell and William Hurt in the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider,” which is being produced by Randall Miller and Jody Savin of Unclaimed Freight Productions.
Deutch will play a rock ‘n roll groupie who became the love interest of Gregg Allman in the early years when the Allman Brothers Band was just starting out. Mae, as her character is named, is a small town girl in Macon, Georgia looking to hitch herself to the band and get out of town.
“Zoey’s freshness and intensity blows me away. She is both young and wise. I can’t wait to work with her,” said Miller, who is directing from a script he co-wrote with Savin.