Paramount’s Bob Marley Biopic has found its director in King Richard Helmer Reinaldo Marcus Green. Deadline reports that Green has officially tackled the project, which will be produced by family members of the late reggae icon Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, and Cedella Marley on behalf of Tuff Gong. Robert Teitel is also producing.
“Bob Marley’s music lives on in all of us” Reinaldo Marcus Green Deadline said in a statement. “His lyrics transcend continents, color, creed and generations of people. Heal. Fight. Bleed love and truth. It is a true honor and privilege to work with Ziggy and the Marley family and Paramount Pictures to bring his story to The public wants to meet the real Bob, the man and the legend. I trust this film will bring us closer to understanding his journey, his music, and will continue to carry the torch of his legacy with humility and grace, and most of all, love. “
Ziggy Marley added: “I am very excited to participate in the work to deepen in sharing the legacy of who our father was. Bob marley is. It is an incredible responsibility that we take on with Reinaldo and the Paramount team to tell the story of our father in a way that truly honors him and will also entertain, enlighten, uplift and inspire his fans and audiences around the world. It’s like opening a window that has never been opened before. “
Green comes into the project with a biopic background, as he directed the next biopic. King Richard for Will Smith and Warner Bros. Starring Smith in the title role, the film follows the father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams. The film will open in November, but is already generating a lot of buzz for awards season as a big contender in the 2022-23 awards season. The cast also includes Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, and Tony Goldwyn.
Last year, Green’s last movie, Joe bell, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Another biopic, the film stars Mark Wahlberg as Joe Bell, the man who embarked on a walk across the country to raise awareness of bullying in the aftermath of his son’s suicide. It was originally scheduled to be released last month before it was pulled from the show, and it’s currently unclear when. Joe bell you will get a wide release.
A pioneer of reggae music, Bob Marley is one of the best-known musical artists of all time. With hits like “One Love”, “Buffalo Soldier”, “Jammin ‘”, could you be Loved, Y Redemption Song, fans around the world still enjoy the melodies of the late Jamaican. Sadly, Marley died of cancer in 1981 at the young age of 36, but not before establishing himself as one of the most popular and beloved artists on the planet.
It is not yet known who will play Marley in the film, but that will not be an easy feat for any actor. Fortunately, the project appears to be in good hands with Green at the helm. This news comes to us from Term.