Bob Marley Bio - Directed By Jonathan Demme
This upcoming release was once being directed by Martin Scorcese. However, he had to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts.
The Bob Marley Biography will now be directed by Demme.
Demme, an Oscar-winner in 1992 for The Silence of the Lambs, will now step in to direct the film, produced by Tuff Gong Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment. "I am thrilled and humbled by this extraordinary opportunity to participate in fashioning a motion picture that can serve as a worthy vessel for the spiritual and musical brilliance of Bob Marley," he said in a statement. The No Woman No Cry star's son Ziggy, who is to executive produce the documentary, spoke of his excitement at Demme's involvement. "His empathy with my father's body of work and his unique understanding of the musical documentary form makes me confident that this film will be the ultimate celebration of my father's life," he told the BBC. As well as directing The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, Demme has a history of musically-themed films, having helmed the Talking Heads film Stop Making Sense and Neil Young: Heart of Gold.