Martin Scorsese recently captured his protagonist for a film centered on the life of a Grateful Dead frontman, the late Jerry Garcia.
Jonah Hill will star in the director’s untitled biofilm “The Irishman” and will also serve as the film’s producer with his Strong Baby production arm, Deadline reported Thursday.
The publication further aired, citing insiders close to the group that the Grateful Dead and its management will also be involved in putting together the film for Apple and gave full use of the group’s music catalog for the project.
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“American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are ready to write the script, with Rick Yorn of LBI Entertainment also joining Hill and Scorsese as producers.
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In addition, the Dead’s Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will serve as executive producers along with the daughter of their late bandmate Trixie Garcia, Eric Eisner and Bernie Cahill, Deadline reported.
The film will see Hill collaborate with Scorsese again after the pair first connected on “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which earned Hill his second Oscar nomination as best second actor.
Garcia died in 1995 at the age of 53 from a heart attack.
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Deputies for Hill and Scorsese did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.