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Jerry Garcia Film in Doubt

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BIOPIC CALLED INTO QUESTION BY GRATEFUL DEAD PRODUCTIONS

Jerry Garcia
The future of the recently announced Jerry Garcia film is in doubt, as Grateful Dead Productions have announced they will not allow any Grateful Dead recordings to be used in the film, nor will they allow access to any members of the Garcia family.

A statement from Grateful Dead Productions reads, “We want to make clear that neither Grateful Dead Prods. nor the Jerry Garcia Family LLC are in any way working with—or are in any other way affiliated with—the supposed upcoming Amir Bar-Lev-directed biopic about Jerry Garcia," the statement said. “We will not be licensing any recordings from Grateful Dead or Jerry Garcia's music library for this production, nor will we provide the producer/director with access to any Garcia family members."

As previously reported, Amir Bar-Lev, director of the documentaries The Tillman Story and My Kid Could Paint That, had signed on to direct a biopic focusing on Garcia's pre-Dead years. The film was to be based on Dark Star, an oral history of Garcia's life written by Robert Greenfield.

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