The Last King of Scotland helmer Kevin MacDonald has jumped on board to direct a new Bob Marley documentary, for the first time making use of the Marley family archives, which I figured would just be a shoebox with a hollowed-out apple in it, but apparently contains some pretty compelling images and footage. The doc will coincide with the 30th anniversary of Marley’s death.
According to the never-reliable IMDB, this documentary should supplant the rumored Jonathan Demme-directed documentary, which never seemed to get any traction, despite having the Demme name behind it.
No other information about the project is available at this time, but it’s safe to assume that theaters will be falling over themselves to carry this film and the sweet, sweet concession sales that will result from having hundreds of stoned white college kids make some sort of weird pseudo-pilgrimage to see the life story of a guy who, if he was around to see his American fan base, would probably take his own life. (Variety)