Jonah Hill to Play Jerry Garcia in Grateful Dead Film from Martin Scorsese

Fresh off the success of 2019’s highly acclaimed The Irishman, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been hard at work on his next film – Killers of the Flower Moon – for a few years now. But now, we’ve learned that Scorses has something else up his sleeve

According to Deadline, Scorsese is on board to direct and produce a new untitled biopic on the Grateful Dead with Jonah Hill on board to play the group’s frontman, Jerry Garcia. Hill is set to produce the film under his Strong Baby banner alongside Matt Dines.

While it’s unknown what will be covered in the film, the story of the group goes back to its formation in the Bay Area amid the rise of the psychedelic counterculture of the ’60s.

They continued to record albums and tour, with Deadhead fans following them throughout the years all over the country for lengthy jam sessions. The good times came to an end when Garcia died in 1995, though surviving members have carried on in various incarnations.

For more updates and information regarding Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, stay tuned to Awards Radar.


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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