Bob Marley Documentary To Premiere On Facebook
Six years and and three different directors later, "Marley," a documentary about reggae legend Bob Marley is finally going to be released on April 20th for the world to see via Facebook stream, $6.99 on Facebook for rent, and the video on demand release is the same day.
The documentary "Marley," directed by Kevin Macdonald, is the first film ever in the U.S. to stream live during its theatrical release. CBS had a chance to catch up with Bob's son Ziggy Marley and he had this to say about it:
"This one, we were intimately involved with from the beginning. Because we wanted to do something that was definitive and be like, the final word on Bob. We had to be involved in it for it to be that."
Uncle Bob (yes i call him Uncle Bob, dont judge me) was known for popular songs like "Get Up, Stand Up," "Buffalo Soldier," and "No Woman, No Cry" ("Three Little Birds" is my personal fav!). Sadly, he passed away from a battle with cancer in 1981 at the young age of 36. Since then there has been many failed attempts to make a film about him. Mid 90's, singer Lauryn Hill was said to be playing Rita Marley in a Warner Bros. film about Bob that never happened. In 2006 Jamie Foxx was supposed to play Bob in a film produced by Ms. Marley, but the director couldnt secure rights to the music so the project eventually died.
I don't know about you but I'm EXTREMELY excited for this. The fact that the Marley family is so happy with the movie lets you know its going to be an amazing Documentary.
"The story was so good and the songs were so great I didn’t want to get in the way. I made it very straightforward, birth to death, and nothing too fancy stylistically. It’s not about me, it’s about the story. I realized a good story can be told very simply."
Said director Kevin Macdonald.
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