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Jonah Hill to Play Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese Movie for Apple

Jonah Hill to Play Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese Movie for Apple

Jonah Hill is taking on a legendary role.

Martin Scorsese is set to direct an upcoming Grateful Dead biopic for Apple, and Jonah Hill is set to play frontman Jerry Garcia, Deadline reported.

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Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who wrote American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, are writing the script.

The band’s Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will executive produce along with their late bandmate’s daughter Trixie Garcia.

It’s not yet known exactly what will be covered in the movie about the band, which formed in the Bay Area amid the rise of the psychedelic counterculture of the ’60s. Jerry Garcia died in 1995, though the band’s surviving members have continued in various incarnations.

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