Jonah Hill prepares for a legendary role!
Deadline reports that Martin Scorsese will direct and produce a biopic on the history of Grateful Dead. The 37-year-old actor will return to work with the director later The Wolf of Wall Street, this time to play the guitarist and frontman of the group, Jerry Garcia, who died in 1995.
Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart And Bill Kreutzmann, the living members of the historic band, will be executive producers along with the daughter of their late partner Trixie Garcia.
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Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who wrote American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, I’m currently working on the script.
It is not yet known exactly what will be told in the film about the band, which formed in the Bay Area during the rise of the psychedelic counterculture of the 1960s, but one thing is certain: there really is a whole world to narrate.
They were among the key artists of the so-called Summer of Love. From the mid-seventies around the Grateful Dead a sort of “cult” was born; some of their fans, called Deadhead, followed the group in concert for years, effectively living as nomads in honor of their “devotion” to “the Dead”.
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It is not the first time that Martin Scorsese has dealt with the Grateful Dead. In 2017 the director had handled the executive production of Long Strange Trip, the six-episode docuseries on the history of the group:
“They weren’t just a band“he said at the time,”they were like a planet populated by millions of devoted fans“.
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