Finally something official about this project! Folks from Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to Marley, a documentary about legendary musician Bob Marley.
We already wrote about this project, so I’m sure you know that it comes from director Kevin Macdonald, it’s produced by Steve Bing and Charles Steel and executive produced by Bob’s son Ziggy Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.
Made with the unprecedented support of the Marley family, Marley is the first film to tell the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his earliest days to his rise to international superstardom.
Along with an incredible soundtrack, the film features rare footage, archival photos, and incredible performances and interviews with his family, friends, and bandmates – the people that knew him best. The film is sure to be a revelation to Bob Marley fans, of which there are many (the triple-platinum artist has nearly 35 million fans on his Facebook page alone), and newcomers alike.
Marley will have its world premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February, and its North American premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin this March.
The film will then open in theaters on Friday, April 20th, 2012 launching day and date with all VOD and digital platforms.