Friday, November 14, 2008

jerry garcia film planned, based on "dark star" biography!

hot off the press: the movie rights to robert greenfield's "dark star: an oral biography of jerry garcia," have been acquired by a trio of producers. a film based on jerry garcia's early, pre-grateful dead, years is planned (although no production details were provided).

here is a brief description of the project from the billboard coverage:

"The untitled project will focus primarily on Garcia's early life in the Bay Area before he joined the band that would become the Grateful Dead -- a period that includes a stint in the military, a life-changing car accident and his first creative encounters with members of the Northern California music scene such as future Dead bassist Phil Lesh."

sounds pretty cool. wonder who'll get the job of "captain trips" himself?!

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