Scorsese is currently working on his next film 'Killers of the Flower Moon' but now has another project lined up. He's set to direct and produce the Grateful Dead biopic with Apple.
The story of the group goes back to its formation in the Bay Area amid the rise of the psychedelic counterculture of the ’60s. They continued to record albums and tour, with Deadhead fans following them throughout the years all over the country for lengthy jam sessions.
Garcia died in 1995, though surviving members carried on in various incarnations.
Scorsese directed the documentary about the group 'Long Strange Trip' in 2017 so has a history with the band.
Hill has worked once before with Scorsese in the 2013 flick 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.
Hill will also produce the film through his Strong Baby banner along with his producing partner Matt Dines.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski ('American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson') are writing the script. Rick Yorn of LBI Entertainment joining Hill and Scorsese as producers.
Apple holds the rights to the Grateful Dead's back catalogue of music so it's no coincidence that they are developing the film.