Jonah Hill portrays Jerry Garcia from Grateful Dead in a biopic directed by Martin Scorsese: report

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.

Jonah Hill, left, was tapped to play the lead character of Grateful Dead, the late Jerry Garcia, in an upcoming biopic directed by Martin Sorsese.  Garcia died in 1995 at the age of 53 from a heart attack.

Jonah Hill, left, was tapped to play the lead character of Grateful Dead, the late Jerry Garcia, in an upcoming biopic directed by Martin Sorsese. Garcia died in 1995 at the age of 53 from a heart attack.

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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.

Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead performing in Seattle, Washington on May 26, 1995. Garcia's life will be chronicled in a biofilm directed by Martin Scorsese.

Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead performing in Seattle, Washington on May 26, 1995. Garcia’s life will be chronicled in a biofilm directed by Martin Scorsese.
(Photo by Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic)

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.

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