Jonah Hill will portray late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia in a new biopic directed by Martin Scorsese. Garcia died in 1995, although the surviving members have carried on as Dead & Company with the assistance of John Mayer. Alongside Hill and Scorsese, surviving Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are attached to the project as executive producers. The film will be released on Apple TV+, as part of Scorsese’s ‘first-look deal’ with the streaming service.

Scorsese has helmed a number of rock documentaries over the years, including 2017’s Long Strange Trip about the Dead.  This film marks the first time he’s directed a rock biopic, and will also marks a reunion between Hill and Scorcese, who first worked together on The Wolf of Wall Street.

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