Johah Hill will play Jerry Garcia in upcoming biopic

Berkeley – July 15: Jerry Garcia with the Grateful Dead perform at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California on July 15, 1984. (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Actor Jonah Hill will portray Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese‘s official band biopic. The movie is being written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, best known for American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Deadline reported, “The Dead’s Bob WeirPhil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann will executive produce along with their late bandmate’s daughter Trixie GarciaEric Eisner, and Bernie Cahill.”

The pair first worked together on The Wolf of Wall Street. Hill will help produce as well as star as Jerry Garcia.

Source: Deadline