Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie

New Lynyrd Skynyrd film

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crash

Movie and Soundtrack

Wide Release June 29

Musicians dying in plane crashes…

Patsy Cline, Glenn Miller, Ricky Nelson, Otis Redding, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, the Big Bopper, Jim Croce, John Denver, Jim Reeves AND some members and entourage of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

One of the great Southern Rock bands, with iconic songs “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Freebird,” the group boarded a flight from Greenville, South Carolina, after a performance on October 20 1977, heading for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Many on board died and many survived.

The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash was scripted and directed by Jared Cohn, produced by Brian Perera and co-produced by Tim Yasui for Cleopatra Entertainment.

The biopic recreates the story about the ill-fated flight through the eyes of former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle (the film’s narrator), who not only survived the plane crash that claimed the life of the band’s founder and front man Ronnie Van Zant amongst others, but who also physically pulled the remaining survivors out of the plane wreckage before staggering towards the nearest farmhouse in rural Louisiana to seek help. Pyle also contributes original music to the film’s soundtrack.

Says Pyle: “This film’s story – MY story – is not just about the plane crash but also about my personal relationship with the genius that was Ronnie Van Zant – whom I loved like a brother and still miss to this day.”

The film has had an international festival run followed by a US domestic theatrical release, which included personal appearances by Pyle, who introduced the film and participated in Q&As with the audience. Pyle also performed a live music concert with this band that featured the hit songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

A worldwide VOD and home video release which will include a stand-alone official soundtrack CD are coming June 30, 2020 via MVD Entertainment Group.

Here’s a tantalising trailer:




New Lynyrd Skynyrd film

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Author: Rob Dickens

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