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Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Marley" the Movie Slated for Summer Release

There have been rumors and buzz on the internet for the past months that there is a possible Marley movie/documentary in the works, well it is now confirmed that there is indeed a movie/documentary in the works.

Producers of the film about the reggae legend has confirmed that it's director will be Kevin MacDonald who is known for directing films such as “Touching the Void” and “The Last King of Scotland”. The director did receive permission and approval from the Marley family and is free to include material from the Marley archive.

Titled "Marley" and set for a release this summer, the movie will examine the brief, creative life of the legendary singer (who died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36) by interviewing many of the figures in and around him as well as using the archival material. The film will examine "the life, legacy and global impact of a true legend," said a statement from the producers, Tuff Gong Pictures, Shangri-La Entertainment and Cowboy Films.

In a statement Macdonald added, "what made Bob tick is probably unanswerable, but viewers will certainly feel that they know him a little better after seeing our documentary."

There has been two failed attempts at making a real impacting and captivating Bob Marley film in the past. One by Martin Scorsese and the other by Jonathan Demme. However, we are very hopeful that Kevin MacDonald will capture the life, works and legacy of the Reggae icon and present it effectively in film.


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