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    Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:48:39

    Jerry Garcia Biopic in the Works - Will focus on JG's pre-Grateful Dead years

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    A biopic/feature film about the late, "grate" Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia is in the works, with a script based on author Robert Greenfield's Dark Star. The script will focus on the singer's life before the Dead, which should interest those diehard Deadheads who are into all facets of Garcia's life; however, centering on this era of JG's life might limit the mass, commercial appeal of the film.

    Who should play Jerry Garcia in this biopic? I'd suggest Seth Rogen, maybe? He has a similar build.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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