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