JONAH HILL IS THE LAST PERSON WE’D CAST AS JERRY GARCIA

Why am I so appalled at the idea of Jonah Hill playing Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese’s film about The Grateful Dead? It’s criminal! Does anyone else feel that way? Don’t get me wrong- I think Jonah Hill is a perfectly good actor- I particularly like his comedies. BUT, Jerry Garcia was a legendary figure – a wild man, a womanizer, and a drug addict. He was a symbol of the tumultuous 1960’s when overindulgence was celebrated. Jonah Hill is masterful at playing a nerd and a meek “ordinary” guy – most of all, he’s funny. Crazy wigs and beards are NOT going to turn Jonah Hill into Jerry Garcia – and this early photo from the set backs me up!

Photo Credit Jonah Hill: BACKGRID-USA

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