Amir Bar-Lev Helms Jerry Garcia Biopic

Amir Bar-Lev (“The Tillman Story”) is set to direct a Jerry Garcia biopic reports Variety.

Based on the Robert Greenfield book “Dark Star”, the story follows the iconic Grateful Dead frontman’s early life before joining the band that made him a household name.

Garcia’s style fused a combination of blues, rock, psychedelia and a mastery of improvisational guitar.

Topper Lilien will adapt the screenplay while Eric Eisner, Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa will produce.