In Martin Scorsese’s Grateful Dead biopic, Jonah Hill will play Jerry Garcia.
Ever since The Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill has wanted to work with Martin Scorsese again.
The duo has finally found the right project nearly a decade later.
Hill has been cast in a Grateful Dead biopic for Apple TV(plus) as the late rock legend Jerry Garcia.
Scorsese will direct and produce the untitled film, according to ET.
Hill is also a producer.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson) are collaborating on the script.
The surviving members of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, as well as Garcia’s daughter, Trixie Garcia, will executive produce.
Jerry had a heart attack and died in 1995.
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, late rock legend.
Apple will have full access to the band’s musical catalog for the film because the band and its management are reportedly involved in its production.
At this time, it’s unclear what Scorsese intends to cover in the film.
He is, however, no stranger to the group or its origins.
Scorsese executive produced Long Strange Trip, a 2017 Grateful Dead documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Grateful Dead formed in the Bay Area in the mid-1960s and quickly grew a rabid fan base who followed them across the country to attend their marathon shows.
For the first time since 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Hill and Scorsese are reunited, with Hill earning his second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Jordan Belfort’s devious right-hand man, Donnie Azoff.
Hill wasn’t the first actor to portray a real-life figure.
In the 2011 film Moneyball, he portrayed Peter Brand (the real-life Paul DePodesta).
He received his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for this role.
Hill starred in True Story in 2015, in which he played journalist Michael Finkel, whose identity was stolen by a man on the FBI’s most-wanted list for murdering his wife and three children.
The following year, Hill starred in War Dogs as Efraim Diveroli, a real-life American arms dealer.
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Jonah Hill to Play Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese-Directed Grateful Dead Biopic