Jerry Garcia Biopic in the Works, Dude

The Grateful Dead's late lead singer Jerry Garcia will have his story immortalized onscreen.

Jerry Garcia

Based on the Robert Greenfield book "Dark Star," a history of Garcia told by family, friends and colleagues, the film will document the frontman's early life before joining the band that made him a household name. Amir Bar-Lev, director of the documentary "The Tillman Story," will direct, reports Variety.

While there have been a few Grateful Dead documentaries, this will be the first feature-length story about Garcia, who co-founded the band in 1965 and served as its lead guitar player, songwriter and one of its vocalists until his death of a heart attack at age 53 in August 1995.

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