Friday, October 28, 2005

Jerry Garcia, the Movie


From Empire Online:

Long Strange Biopic
Jerry Garcia gets the film treatment

He’s inspired legions of fans that call themselves Deadheads. He’s had a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavour named after him. Now The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia is getting the biopic treatment.

Justin Berfield – whose day job is playing Reese on Malcolm In The Middle – has optioned two biographies, Captain Trips and One More Saturday Night with business partner Jason Felts and is aiming to produce a film that follows Garcia’s real-life recovery from a drug-induced coma. The pair are negotiating with the band and Garcia’s ex-wife Carolyn to include several of their songs in the film. "Jerry's story deserves to be told with colour and sound, and we are going to bring him alive in a movie," Carolyn Garcia said. "I'm excited and happy to help it happen, to help reflect Jerry's genius and his generous spirit accurately. There are so many stories to share."

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