[lastfm]Bob Marley[/lastfm] is without a doubt one of the most famous and influential singers in music history, and now his legacy will ‘stir it up’ on the big screen.
The legend will find a home on the big screen thanks to writer/director Jenny Ash responsible for the Emmy-nominated 12-part History Channel series America: The Story of Us.
Of making a movie about the larger-than-life music maker, Ash told Deadline.com:
There’s never been a fiction film about Marley. We’ve never had a sense of him as a real man, as opposed to the legend.
The movie will concentrate on Marley‘s life in London during 1977. Here is a break down of what fans can expect via Deadline:
 was a crucial year for Marley. He’d fled Jamaica after an attempt was made on his life; the year ended with him sustaining a soccer injury which eventually triggered full-blown cancer. It was the year of punk rock; in London Marley hung out with the [lastfm]Sex Pistols[/lastfm]. It was also the year of his legendary Rainbow Theatre gig. Crucially, he also started an affair with Jamaican beauty queen Cindy Breakspeare, who had just been crowned Miss World. Ash tells me she sees the biopic as a love triangle between Marley, his wife Rita and Breakspeare, whom Ash has spent time with in Jamaica.
But before you spark one in celebration of the reggae maker’s legacy being brought to life, there’s one detail halting production: securing the music rights. It would be sloppy to create a biopic on Bob Marley without access to his music for the film. In the end, we’re sure “everything little thing is going to be alright.”
Until the issue is resolved, the real question remains:
- Who should play [lastfm]Bob Marley[/lastfm]? Tell us in the comment section below!
Sing away your trouble with one of Marley’s classic ditties below!