Grateful Dead fans will have a biopic about the iconic band to look forward to in the near future.
Per Deadline, the Dead biopic will be directed by Martin Scorsese, and Jonah Hill has been cast as Jerry Garcia. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who are best known for their work on American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, have been tapped to write the script. The film will also have a home at Apple and their ever-growing slate of original content/programming.
Deadline noted, “Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Trixie Garcia, Eric Eisner and Bernie Cahill will exec produce. Insiders add that with the band and the group’s management participating in the film, Apple has rights to use the group’s musical catalogue for the film.”
Currently, the timeline of release is not yet known, and neither is what part of the Dead’s history will be covered in the biopic.