Jonah Hill performs Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese's Grateful Useless biopic

Jonah Hill performs Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese's Grateful Useless biopic

The historical past of The grateful useless, one of many biggest rock bands of all time, can be instructed in an upcoming untitled biopic, courtesy of Apple. The corporate has employed acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese to direct a movie primarily based on the psychedelic rock band, starring Jonah Hill as late frontman Jerry Garcia. American Crime Story: The Individuals vs. OJ Simpson writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are penning the script.

Jonah Hill may even produce the Grateful Useless biopic underneath his Robust Child banner alongside producing associate Matt Dines, with LBI Leisure's Scorsese and Rick Yorn additionally producing. The Grateful Useless's Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Invoice Kreutzmann are government producers, together with Garcia's late daughter Trixie Garcia, Eric Eisner and Bernie Cahill. As a result of the band and its administration have been concerned within the manufacturing, Apple secured the rights to make use of the group's music catalog.

That is the primary musical biopic for Martin ScorseseThough he has made a number of rock music documentaries through the years, together with the 2017 Grateful Useless documentary Lengthy Unusual Journey. The venture may even serve to reunite Scorsese with Jonah Hill, because the actor beforehand starred within the movie The Wolf of Wall Avenue, which earned him a Greatest Supporting Actor nomination on the Oscars. Since then, rumors have it that the 2 needed to work on one thing new collectively, and this occurred to be the right venture as a result of the function of Jerry Garcia was reportedly “too good to go up” for Hill.

It's not solely clear what can be coated within the yet-to-be-published Grateful Useless biography. The band, whose hits embrace classics like “Contact of Gray,” “Truckin'” and “Sugar Magnolia,” initially shaped in 1965 as The Warlocks earlier than adopting their way more well-known identify quickly after. For many years, the group continued to make music and carry out stay for his or her ever-growing Deadheads fan base. Sadly it got here to an finish for the lead guitarist and singer Jerry Garcia in 1995, when the legendary musician died on the age of 53.

Evidently musical biopics have change into more and more standard in recent times, thanks partially to the success of movies like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman. Earlier this yr, Cher celebrated her seventy fifth birthday by asserting {that a} biopic was within the works at Common. In the meantime, a number of different biopics about well-known musicians are additionally within the works, with extra upcoming movies together with movies about Buddy Holly, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Boy George, Elvis Presley, the Bee Gees and Amy Winehouse, amongst many others.

The Grateful Useless biopic follows Martin Scorsese as he develops one other main venture for Apple with its personal all-star forged. The western starsKillers of the Flower Moon” are Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal and Brendan Fraser. There isn’t a launch date for this movie but. The identical goes for the untitled Grateful Useless biopic, and it's not but clear when filming will start. This information was first reported by Deadline.

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