The script is being written by Dungeons & Dragons writer Topper Lilien and will be based on parts of Robert Greenfield's Dark Star, an oral-history-styled biography that covers Garcia's entire life. How far into that life the film will go into is unclear, but while I'm sure it would be fine to focus solely on one stage, say his time in the army or when he was mostly playing bluegrass music, but I'm sure fans -- sorry Deadheads -- will want at least some stuff involving at least the Warlocks. Then maybe in Avengers-style fashion, whoever plays Garcia here can team up with Amy Adams as Janis Joplin for a joint sequel combined as a dramatized remake of the doc Festival Express.
As for who should play a young Jerry Garcia, I'm going to suggest this and then run for my life, but I want you all to think about it for more than a few seconds. Jay Baruchel. With a few pounds gained. Yes, I'm totally serious. Who would you cast inst... [running away]