Hollywood set to produce Bob Marley biopic

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According to Loop, the life of reggae legend Bob Marley will be depicted on screen in a Hollywood biopic, Paramount Pictures confirms. The studio is reportedly working on the project in collaboration with the reggae icon’s son, Ziggy Marley, who is also a reggae star.

Born in 1945, Marley came of age in the gritty Trench Town community of Kingston and later shot to global stardom with hits including ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ and ‘No Woman, No Cry.’ His lyrics promoting social justice and African unity made him an icon in developing countries.

His acceptance by mainstream America was sealed when the Budweiser frogs grooved to his song ‘Jammin’ in a 1999 beer ad. His ‘One Love’ anthem woos tourists to Jamaica on TV spots featuring white-sand beaches and swaying palms.

In his homeland, Marley’s legend was cemented in 1978 when he famously united warring political leaders Michael Manley and Edward Seaga in a solidarity handshake during his One Love Peace Concert in Kingston — a moment that has become immortalized in Jamaican consciousness.

For full article, see http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/hollywood-set-produce-bob-marley-biopic-1

Also see http://thesource.com/2018/06/10/ziggy-marley-and-paramount-developing-a-bob-marley-biopic-film/ and https://urbanislandz.com/2018/06/13/ziggy-marley-spearheading-new-bob-marley-biopic-with-paramount/

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