Bob Marley Documentary Gets Distribution Deal

The "definitive" doc on the reggae legend opens April 20.

Posted: 02/07/2012 06:15 AM EST
Bob Marley, Jamaica, Reggae, movies, Music Documentaries, Marley

For Bob Marley fans, it's time to get up, stand up ... and run to the nearest indie theater. Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired U.S. rights to Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald's long-in-development Bob Marley documentary Marley, described as the definitive documentary about the legendary musician, from his earliest days to his rise to international superstardom.

Marley is executive-produced by Bob Marley's son, Ziggy Marley, and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. Made with the unprecedented support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, archival photos, and incredible performances and interviews with his family, friends and bandmates.

Documentary distribution maestros Magnolia Pictures will release the film theatrically and on VOD April 20, and some time later VH1 will premiere the film on television as part of its Rock Doc series.

"This documentary is the ultimate revelation of my father’s life ... The family is proud to be able to have the world finally experience this emotional journey," said Ziggy Marley in a statement.

 

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