Jonah Hill to lead the Grateful Dead in Martin Scorsese biopic

The actor and filmmaker had previously collaborated for The Wolf of Wall Street.

At the end of the year Jonah hill will be on Netflix for the unlikely Don’t Look Up, with his friend Leonardo DiCaprio, whom he had met at the time on the set of Wolf of Wall Street, the brilliant financial biopic on the life of Jordan Belfort signed Martin scorsese. The New York director will be reunited very soon Jonah hill for another biopic, except that this time, he will be the star! A rock star even, since the actor nominated at the Oscars for The strategist (2011) will play Jerry Garcia, the band’s iconic guitarist and frontman Grateful Dead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the next Martin scorsese will tell the story of the cult musician, who died in 1995. The project could go into production after Killers of the Flower Moon which he is currently directing with Leonardo DiCaprio, for Apple TV +. The streaming platform, which has a long-term deal with the filmmaker, is said to have acquired the rights to use the band’s music in the film, which would suggest that this project Grateful Dead would also be intended for Apple TV +.

The screenplay has already been written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (to whom we owe Dolemite Is My Name and Big eyes).

let’s remember that Martin scorsese had already produced the documentary Long Strange Trip (2017) which explored the group’s 30-year career, between 1965 and 1995.

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