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Jonah Hill to play Jerry Garcia in Scorsese biopic


Playing one of the most beloved musicians from one of the most followed bands ever might be intimidating, but I think Jonah Hill just might be the guy to do it.

Deadline is reporting that Jonah will take on the role of Jerry Garcia in a new biopic about the The Grateful Dead, directed by Martin Scorsese.

It is not clear what period of the band’s history the still-untitled movie will dramatize.

The Grateful Dead formed back 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.

I am personally stoked for this, since I was lucky enough to see a few Dead shows in the early 90’s before Jerry passed away in 1995 and ended the band.



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