Martin Scorsese is making a musical biopic about The Grateful Dead, with Jonah Hill set to star as the iconic rock band’s frontman Jerry Garcia.
The project reunites Scorsese and Hill, who worked together on “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Scorsese will direct the still-untitled film and will serve as a producer alongside Hill.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who recently wrote “American Crime Story: Impeachment,” are penning the screenplay. Apple, which has the rights to the group’s music catalogue, is backing the film.
Rick Yorn of LBI Entertainment will also produce the film. Executive producers include Bernie Cahill, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Trixie Garcia and Eric Eisner.
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