12/12/12’s Jared Cohn to Direct Lynyrd Skynrd Biopic.


Los Angeles, California : Navarone Garibaldi, son of famed actress Priscilla Presley, is among the actors cast in the Lynyrd Skynyrd biopic Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynrd Plane Crash (formerly known as Free Bird). Film tells of drummer Artimus Pyle’s experience of the events surrounding the plane crash on October 20th, 1977. Ian Shultis plays Pyle, while Taylor Clift will be Ronnie Van Sant, Samuel Kay Forrest is Steve Gaines, and Rich Dally III is Allen Collins.

30-year old Garibaldi, frontman of the band Them Guns , plays Gary Rossington, one of the founders of the Southern rock band.  Despite breaking both arms, both legs, both wrists, both ankles and his pelvis in the traffic plane crash, he recovered and returned to music. At present, he is the last original member of the band.

Sean McNabb, who has performed for Dokken and Quiet Riot and appeared on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, has also been in the cast. Jared Cohn, whose varied credits include Little Dead Rotting Hood, Wishing for a Dream and Devil’s Domain, directs.  Brian Perera, founder of Cleopatra Records, produces.

Production on Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynrd begins late April in Los Angeles.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)