Weinsteins nab Bob Marley biopic

Adapting his widow’s book…

Given that a Bob Marley has been floating around Hollywood’s development pond since at least 1999, you’ve got to wonder whether Will Smith’s rhapsodising about the legendary performer was some sort of audition for the role.

But Smith is not attached to this latest attempt to get a Marley movie up and singing – but The Weinstein Company thinks it has the best shot as it has now nabbed Rita Marley’s book No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley as the basis for a film. "This is about a girl from the ghetto and a boy from the rural areas," Marley told Variety. "It's more than being a superstar - we have trod the rocky roads. It's more than just a story, it's a reality."

There’s no director, writer or actor attached yet, but Variety has all the other pertinent details.

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Mar 19th 2012, 18:25

      A Biopic of Bob Marley is truly a brilliant idea; he is a very prominent Pop Culture Icon and an extremely talented musician. This has the potential to be a very inspiring and engaging life story, the likes of which have not been seen since the movie "Ray." It will at the very least draw in avid Marley fans and fans of Reggae in general. It is still to early to tell if the movie is shaping up to be a good one, but the subject matter makes things optimistic. Even if the film does not do Marley justice, at least the soundtrack will be heartfelt and pleasant. The trailer is engaging simply for the clips of his music that are present. http://www.videodetective.com/movies/marley/422606

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