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Published: 2010/07/23

Jerry Garcia Biopic in Motion

Earlier this week in our blog, The Loop, we shared news that actress Amy Adams will appear as Janis Joplin in a feature film about the musician. Today Variety is reporting that a Jerry Garcia film is moving forward. Amir Bar-Lev, director of the documentaries My Kid Could Paint That and The Tillman Story has signed on for the project written by Topper Lilien (whose last credited film was Dungeons & Dragons in 2000). The script is based in part on Robert Greenfield’s Dark Star an oral-history of the guitarist.

The question of course, is who should play Garcia? Why not weigh in with your thoughts in our blog.


There are 9 comments associated with this post

Allan Krause July 23, 2010, 19:00:41

Picture Harold Ramis the way his face has fleshed out.

RAW77 July 23, 2010, 19:56:26

I agree with that Harold Ramis could pull it off. take a look at this pic from the link:…

TODD DIPASTENA July 24, 2010, 10:06:56

there’s an article in Rolling Stone that the movie will be about Garcia pre-Grateful Dead.

Rob Wolfson July 24, 2010, 17:43:55

Don’t forget – this film only deals with JG’s life up until the age of about 23 (before he even got chubby). This is a good sign as it would be crazy to tackle the story of the GD in a film and most people who love JG don’t know much about his early years. A young, unknown actor would be the best bet. Looks like a low-budget, unpretentious endeavor by people who have a true passion for the subject. The John Lennon film was a total bust, hopefully they can do something decent here. The underlying source material (Greenfield’s book) is great, hopefully they’ll do it justice.

Robert Engel July 25, 2010, 14:56:05

I’ll do it.

Hank July 26, 2010, 00:16:38

Zach Gilifinakis.

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