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Convicted ‘Midnight Rider’ Director Randall Miller Completes New Movie Overseas; Lawyer Claims Disgraced Helmer Can Work Again, DGA Silent

Convicted ‘Midnight Rider’ Director Randall Miller Completes New Movie Overseas; Lawyer Claims Disgraced Helmer Can Work Again, DGA Silent

Exclusive: Due to ambiguity in probation documents, disgraced Midnight Rider director Randall Miller is back behind the camera and making movies – despite an involuntarily manslaughter guilty plea that many believed forbid such work for up to decade.

Deadline has learned that Miller directed the comedy Higher Grounds in Serbia and Colombia last year. The completed feature follows a vegan barista, played by Glow‘s Kate Nash, whose coffee shop is sinking, and gears up as the underdogs in the World Barista Championships. Higher Grounds was produced by Miller and his wife Jody Savin, who was also an initial defendant in the Sarah Jones death case, with charges eventually dismissed.

Jay Karandikar, Satish Karandikar, Zak Kristofek and Michael Melroy Smith are also executive producers on Higher Grounds.

Some talent reps who had their clients involved in the new movie wanted to vet Miller’s current situation to direct, we’ve learned.

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