Bob Marley Biopic in the works

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
March 4th, 2008


The Weinstein Co. announced yesterday they will produce a first attempt film at Bob Marley’s life based on his wife’s memoire entitled, “No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley.” She will be executive producing, and according to her, she plans on getting the icon’s daughter in law Lauren Hill to play her.

The untitled project from producer Rudy Langlais (“The Hurricane”) is tentatively set to begin filming early next year with a projected late 2009 release date. Langlais said the film will be an “epic romance,” including the Marleys’ life and the assassination attempt on the couple. “It’s miraculous that Rita is still here after being shot in the head,” he says. The singer had 13 children, including several from extramarital affairs… Marley plans to be on the set every day. “Every inch of me is in there,” Rita says, “and I don’t want a fairy tale or Cinderella story.”

Source Hollywood Reporter

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