Martin Scorsese to direct Grateful Dead starring Jonah Hill as Jerry Garcia

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Fans of Martin Scorsese and a certain classic rock band have a lot to be grateful for today.

Scorsese is set to direct a Grateful Dead biopic for Apple, starring Jonah Hill as head Jerry Garcia, Deadline report.

This movie will be another collaboration between the legendary director and Apple, which is also producing the upcoming crime film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The killer of the moon. The screenplay for the movie Grateful Dead was supposed to be written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, known for their work on films like Ed Wood and FX series American Crime Story. Hill is also set to act as a producer. He previously worked with Scorsese when he co-starred with DiCaprio in 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Apple reserves the right to use the Grateful Dead catalog, Deadline Note. Garcia died in 1995, but his daughter is Trixie Garcia set to production, band members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann too.

This isn’t Scorsese’s first time working on the Grateful Dead project, as he previously produced a 2017 documentary about the band called Strange long trip. This will, however, be Scorsese’s first entry into the musical biopic genre. That genre has grown in popularity in recent years with movies like biopics about the Queen Bohemian Rhapsody and Elton John’s biography Rocket Man, and tons more are in the works. It’s unclear when the Grateful Dead movie will be out, but for now, Scorsese fans can look forward to it. The killer of the moon, has no official release date but may be released in 2022. Martin Scorsese to direct Grateful Dead starring Jonah Hill as Jerry Garcia


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