After having played the bodyguard of a capricious vampire princess in Vampire Academy, Zoey Deutch will handle an even more demanding diva in her next movie: rock star Gregg Allman.
The actress will play the female lead in Midnight Rider, the upcoming biopic about the erstwhile lead singer of The Allman Brothers.
Academy Award winner William Hurt and Tyson Ritter will play the how-the-hell-did-he-survive-the-1970s singer-songwriter at different points in his life, while Deutch will play Mae, a groupie who begins an affair with the musician.
Production of Midnight Rider is set to begin next month in Savannah, Georgia.
[Source: The Wrap]