Bob Marley documentary finally finds director

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The sun is shining for Ziggy Marley once again. The son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley has been developing a documentary on his father that, despite the attraction and demand for such a project, has already lost two directors in the process. Martin Scorsese was the first director attached to the project, a godsend for any film, but a perfect fit considering Scorsese’s recent history with music documentary. Alas, Marty moved on. Johnathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs), who boasts of an equally impressive history of music video direction and documentary, was the next to take up the gauntlet. The film was set for an early 2010 release, but never made it to the finish line.

Documentarian Kevin MacDonald has now come to the rescue. THR reports that The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void director will deliver Marley, a family-authorized look at the artist’s personal history and global impact, within the year. Now, instead of marking the 65th anniversary of Marley’s birth, which fell last year, the documentary will mark the 30th anniversary of his death.Â

[via The Hollywood Report]

The sun is shining for Ziggy Marley once again. The son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley has been developing a documentary on his father that, despite the attraction and demand for such a project, has already lost two directors in the process. Martin Scorsese was the first director attached to the project, a godsend for any film, but a perfect fit considering Scorsese's recent history with music documentary. Alas, Marty moved on. Johnathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs), who boasts of an equally impressive history of music video direction and documentary, was the next to take up the gauntlet. The film was set for an early 2010 release, but never made it to the finish line.

Documentarian Kevin MacDonald has now come to the rescue. THR reports that The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void director will deliver Marley, a family-authorized look at the artist's personal history and global impact, within the year. Now, instead of marking the 65th anniversary of Marley's birth, which fell last year, the documentary will mark the 30th anniversary of his death. 

[via The Hollywood Report]