A film chronicling the life of late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia is heading to the big screen, according to reports.
Amir Bar-Lev, who directed the documentary The Tillman Story, has signed on to direct the proposed film, will center on Garcia’s life before he joined the Grateful Dead. The script is based on Robert Greenfield’s Dark Star: An Oral Biography on Jerry Garcia.
“I don’t think Jerry is easily understood,” Greenfield divulged to Rolling Stone Magazine last Friday. “I think he’s a complex human being. After a certain point, everyone had their own vision of Jerry. This film is about who he really was before people made him what they wanted him to be.”