Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film will star Jonah Hill as Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia
Martin Scorsese has set his next project – he’s directing a movie about rock band The Grateful Dead, starring Jonah Hill as frontman Jerry Garcia.
Scorsese and Hill have previously worked together on the wolf of Wall Street – he played Donnie Azoff, a character based on businessman and former stockbroker Danny Porush, in the 2013 film about Corruption and Fraud on Wall Street. Hill was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski wrote the screenplay, who also wrote biopics like Ed Wood and Dolemite is My Name. The film will be released on Apple TV Plus – Scorsese’s next film, Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jesse Plemons, is also coming to the streamer, so this isn’t their first collaboration.
The Grateful Dead were formed in the 1960s in California – they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and have sold over 35 million albums online. Garcia was the band’s guitarist and singer, and he died in 1995.
Scorsese was previously executive producer of a group documentary, Long Strange Trip in 2017, so it won’t be the first time he’s helped bring The Grateful Dead story to the screen. It’s still unclear what part of the band’s history will be covered in this new film.
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