Martin Scorsese, Jonah Hill to make a Grateful Dead movie

Jonah Hill in The Wolf Of Wall Street
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Martin Scorsese and Jonah Hill will be collaborating on a biopic about the America psychedelic rockers, Grateful Dead.

Martin Scorsese seems to have found a home at Apple, following the news that he’ll be producing and directing his next feature with the studio: a biopic of the legendary San Francisco rock outfit, The Grateful Dead.

Scorsese is currently working on Killers Of The Flower Moon, also for Apple.

The new project will be led by none other than Jonah Hill, with whom Scorsese previously worked on The Wolf of Wall Street. 

Handling the script duties will be Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the duo who penned the popular biopic series, American Crime Story: The People Vs OJ Simpson as well as the likes of Ed Wood. Both the band and their management have signed on to be involved and the rights to their music has been acquired.

With the announcement that he will be continuing his partnership with Apple, Scorsese seems to have settled there, following a brief stint working with Netflix to make 2019’s The Irishman. It means the director will continue his run of working with streaming platforms rather than attempting to set up projects at traditional studios, with 2016’s Silence being the last film he directed for a Hollywood major.

We’ll bring you more news on the project, including casting, as we hear it.


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