Savin, meanwhile, said Russell has been a Duane Allman fan his whole life and that during the audition process he "blew us away with his total embodiment of the rock icon and his uncanny slide guitar chops." EARLIER: Buyers Swoon for Biopics of Elton John, Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin Miller will direct , which he wrote with Savin. domestic release and the Exchange will handle the international sales on the film.
The two are producing via their banner, Unclaimed Freight, along with their music biz partner Brad Rosenberger. Production is scheduled to begin in February in Savannah, Ga., at Meddin Studios.
Duane Allman died in a motorcycle crash only two weeks after the band's third album went gold.
Less than 13 months later, bassist Berry Oakley was killed in another motorcycle accident.
Tyson and Wyatt will perform vocals, guitar, piano and organ throughout the film.
"The world knows Tyson as a extraordinary musician and performer; now the world will know what an amazing actor he is as well," said Miller.