Cleopatra Entertainment released the first trailer for the film “Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash”. The biopic tells the story of the band with a focus on the plane crash that killed three members.
The feature premiered at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film festival in Los Angeles, United States, and hits American theaters in the following months and in domestic format on June 30.
The case is recounted from the perspective of Artimus Pyle, drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who also narrates the film. He, like the entire band, was present on the flight – and reports that he was responsible for saving other people and then looking for a nearby farm to ask for help. In total, 20 passengers survived the crash.
See the trailer for “Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash”
The accident kiled vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and vocal backing Cassie Gaines, Steve’s sister. As well as the two drivers and road manager Dean Kilpatrick. The aircraft ran out of fuel and crashed around the state of Mississippi.
Lynyrd Skynyrd legal dispute
Since 2016 there were news about the movie production. In 2017 a judge halted production following a lawsuit from the families of crash victims Van Zant and Steve Gaines, along with founding band member and remaining Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington.
Pyle’s involvement, and subsequent profit, from the film would be in violation of an agreement made by the band’s surviving members in 1987. An appeals court overturned the decision in 2018, paving the way for the film’s release.
The movie will expand to theaters nationwide on spring, also with video on demand and an official soundtrack release both scheduled for June 30.
The cast is formed by:
- Ian Shultis as Artimus Pyle
- Taylor Clift as Ronnie Van Zant
- Samuel Kay Forrest as Steve Gaines
- Rich Dally III as Allen Collins
- Chris Peritore as Ed King
- Neill Byrnes as Steven Tyler
- Kelly Lynn Reiter as Margie
- Anthony Rocco Bovo as Joe Perry
- Keith Sutliff as Everett Farley
- Hudson Long as Billy Powell
- Nick Cairo as Leon Wilkeson
- David Roy Banks
- Sean McNabb
- Collin Lee Ellis as Kevin Elson
- Mark Dippolito as Ron Eckerman
- Anthony Jensen as Agent Wallace
- Alyssa Talbot as Nurse
- Marley Uribe as Emma the groupie
- Bill Devlin as Hotel Manager
- Julie Zimmer as JoJo Billingsley