Bob Marley Documentary to be Directed by Jonathan Demme

by Joey Paur

Venkman Here - I love to listen to the kick back relaxing tunes of Bob Marley, but to be honest I don't know much about the history behind the legend. Martin Scorsese was set to direct this film but has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Variety Reports:

Docu is produced by the Marley family's Tuff Gong Pictures and Steve Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment and has a target release date of Feb. 6, 2010, the 65th anniversary of Marley's birth. Fortissimo Films is handling international sales.

"I am thrilled and humbled by this extraordinary opportunity to participate in fashioning a motion picture that can serve as a worthy vessel for the spiritual and musical brilliance of Bob Marley," Demme said in a statement.

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