Scorsese Finds His Jerry Garcia

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(Newser)

Meet your “Jerry Garcia”: Jonah Hill will play the musician in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Grateful Dead movie, which he is making for Apple. The band and its control are concerned within the untitled biopic, and Apple has rights to the Grateful Dead catalog for the film’s soundtrack, Deadline studies. While that is Scorsese’s first tune biopic, he is no stranger to tune documentaries, together with 2017’s Long Strange Trip, which was once concerning the Grateful Dead. As for the director and Hill, they have been short of to paintings in combination once more since 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street, assets say.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who wrote American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, Ed Wood, and Dolemite Is My Name, are writing the screenplay, Variety studies. It’s now not but transparent what years or occasions the movie will quilt. Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead will government produce, as will Garcia’s daughter Trixie Garcia, band supervisor Bernie Cahill, and Eric Eisner, who was once one of the crucial manufacturers on Long Strange Trip. Scorsese and Hill may also function manufacturers. The notorious “jam band” shaped in California’s Bay Area in 1965 and launched its debut album in 1967; contributors endured to play on after the dying of frontman Garcia in 1995. (Read extra Jonah Hill tales.)

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