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Jonah Hill to star as Jerry Garcia in the Martin Scorsese directed Grateful Dead biopic : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Jonah Hill to star as Jerry Garcia in the Martin Scorsese directed Grateful Dead biopic

American film director Martin Scorsese has been confirmed to make a musical biopic about the iconic rock band Grateful Dead. Jonah Hill is set to set as the frontman of the group Jerry Garcia. The musical feature will reunite Scorsese and Hill for the first time since 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

According to Variety, the period of the band’s history which will be dramatized in the untitled movie is not yet clear. The Grateful Dead formed in the Bay area in 1965 and became one of the key symbols of the counterculture upon releasing a debut album in 1967 that was just as heavy on the members’ love for roots music as the psychedelia of the period.

Along with Garcia, founding members include Bob Weir, Ron McKernan, Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann. Leagues of “Deadheads” flocked to see the ultimate “jam band” over a period of decades until Garcia’s death in 1995 brought an end to the band. His passing and their breakup did surprisingly little to diminish the Dead’s…

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