The rights to Garcia's life have been secured by none other than J2 Pictures, the production company of Justin Berfield. He's Malcolm's older, destructive brother from Malcolm in the Middle. Luckily, he isn't looking to star in the movie, and is on the hunt for just the right actor to portray the legend. While no one has been officially cast yet, Berfield has someone in mind: "I've spoken with one person and he's very interested in taking on the role. I can't say too much because I'm not ready for this to become major news yet. He's a very well-known actor."
Time for the speculation. Who could it be? If I had to pick, it would be Jeremy Piven -- put a little weight on the man and give him more hair, and he could pull it off wonderfully. If not him, perhaps Philip Seymour Hoffman with a good dye job? Freddie Rodriguez with a lot of extra weight? The Jerry Garcia look isn't too popular in Hollywood, so there's not too much to choose from. Who else could possibly pull it off?