Director Reinaldo Marcus to helm film on life and career of Bob Marley

Paramount Pictures has choose Reinaldo Marcus Green, director of “King Richard”, to direct a biopic on reggae legend Bob Marley. The feature film will focus on the life and career of the singer-songwriter.

Bob Marley’s wife singer Rita Marley, two of their children, musicians Ziggy and Cedella, will produce on behalf of Tuff Gong. Robert Teitel will also produce the film. Over the course of his career Bob Marley became known as a Rastafari icon.

He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity. In 1977, Bob Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma; he died as a result of the illness in 1981 at the age of 36.

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”, the filmmaker said.

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