Yet another movie about the life of reggae legend Bob Marley is being planned.
It was announced last week that Paramount Pictures has engaged the services of Reinaldo Marcus Green to direct the movie which will center around Marley’s life and career.
Those behind the production include Rita Marley, the reggae icon’s widow, and two of their children, Ziggy and Cedella Marley. They will produce the movie on behalf of Tuff Gong, the music label and studios founded by Marley. Robert Teitel will also produce the movie.
Green said audiences want to know the real Bob Marley, the man as well as the legend.
“I trust this film will bring us closer to understanding his journey, his music, and continue to carry the torch of his legacy with humility and grace, and most of all, love,” Green said.
“It’s a true honor and privilege to work with Ziggy and the Marley family, and Paramount Pictures to bring his story to life. Audiences want to know the real Bob, the man as well as the legend. I trust this film will bring us closer to understanding his journey, his music, and continue to carry the torch of his legacy with humility and grace, and most of all, love,” he is quoted as saying in an interview with Deadline.com.
Ziggy Marley said the film will be like “opening a window” that has never been open before.
“It’s an incredible responsibility that we take on with Reinaldo and the team at Paramount to tell the story of our father in a way that truly honors him and will also entertain, enlighten, uplift and inspire his fans and audiences around the world. I am very excited to be hands-on in working to dive deeper into sharing the legacy of who our father Bob Marley is. It’s like opening a window that has never been open before,” he added.
The date of production of the movie and the cast members, particularly the actor who will play the role of Marley, are still to be announced.