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Monday, August 17, 2009

Production is held up on Bob Marley's new film "Bob Marley"

Marley a new documentary about the iconic Jamaican reggae singer, just can’t keep a director attached. Last May, Martin Scorsese dropped out of the project sighting a “scheduling conflict”. Today, The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that Jonathan Demme, the director that took over for Scorsese, has also left the film, which is scheduled for a February 6th, 2010 release date (what would have been the singer’s 65th birthday).

The reason for Demme’s departure stems from producer Steve Bing not being happy with the first round of editing the director turned in. At this time, it’s unclear if Demme’s departure will affect the film’s planned release date. The documentary has been authorized by the Marley family, and son Ziggy Marley expressed that he was “very excited” when Demme came onto the unfinished project.


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