Jonah Hill to play Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese’s Grateful Dead biopic

Jonah Hill, 37, has been tapped to play Jerry Garcia, the late rocker in Scorsese’s latest project for Apple.

Jonah is set to produce the flick through his Strong Baby banner with his producing partner Matt Dines, reports Female First.

Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will executive produce with Jerry’s daughter Trixie Garcia, Eric Eisner and Bernie Cahill.

Insiders say that with the band and their management participating in the movie, Apple will have the rights to use the group’s musical catalogue in the project.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are writing the script after previously working on the acclaimed American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson while Scorsese is also set to produce.

The story of the group goes back to its formation in California during the 1960s. The band were known for their eclectic style and had a loyal fanbase following them across the United States for decades.

Frontman Garcia passed away in 1995, although surviving members have carried on in various incarnations.

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