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Published: 2011/11/18

Grateful Dead Movie in the Works

Entertainment agency powerhouse International Creative Management has just revealed its intentions to package the music of the Grateful Dead for a narrative film. Heading the efforts will be ICM agent Bruce Kaufman, whose previous efforts include packaging 20 re-recorded songs from The Beatles for Across the Universe. Kaufman will work with the group’s archivist David Lemieux and Mark Pinkus, GM of Grateful Dead properties at Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment. ICM indicates that “this marks the first occasion that the team has allowed unprecedented access to the Grateful Dead’s music archives, with the full cooperation and support of the band.” We shall see what ensues (Julie Taymor, director of Across the Universe is free these days, now that she’s not working on the Spiderman musical).

As for the Grateful Dead, back in 2005 the group’s longtime publicist and official biographer wrote an essay entitled “My Jerry,” which has just posted to


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Ultimately who gives a F#CK November 21, 2011, 10:00:27

Ha HA HAHA...Spiderman??What ??? thatacross the Universe is someofthe lame-est shit ever..Dont fuck w Jerr…you will look stupid inthe end an waste a lot of cash…Your EGO isgoing to fuck it up..Just puton discovery channel or some program aboutspace..a Cap theatre 71 or aSpectrum 89..WALLA! Best DeaD Movie ever

deez November 22, 2011, 01:51:24

i mean apparently this is the first time the band has granted a film full access to the vault…thats pretty sweet, unprecedented. maybe this will be cool, seems like the band thinks so…

branderson November 23, 2011, 09:56:08

Wow. If the director from Across the Universe gets on this, then this will turn in to the bigget garbage heap of all time. Please, please, please do not let her do this. I don’t even think this project really has too much of a shot at all at being decent, just too much standard to live up to and it will manage to come up short. Can you just imagine Across the Universe but instead using Dead songs. HAHAHAH wtf

Rodney Dangerfield November 25, 2011, 16:07:44

UGHHHH across the universe is terrible. What about THE grateful dead movie – concert footage and behind the scenes is what most heads want i think. Can we create a petition against this somehow

Doug November 28, 2011, 14:54:01

Across the Universe was utterly unwatchable. Which is really too bad because The Beatles are so great. If the people who ruined Across the Universe (i.e. directing, producing, scoring or whatever Bruce Kaufman had to do with that garbage) have anything to do with a possible Grateful Dead movie, I would be very disappointed. And wasn’t there already a Grateful Dead movie that was made in their PRIME? Come on, don’t mess with the cosmos.

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