Bob Marley Biopic In Trouble

Chengdu, nowadays. The state-owned factory 420 shuts down to give way to a complex of luxury apartments called “24 City.” Three generations, eight characters: old workers, factory executives and yuppies, their stories are the History of China.

As we previously reported Bob Marley’s life and music will be the subject of not one, but two upcoming films.


‘No Woman No Cry’ was set for a release in 2009. Now, however, it appears the biopic is in dispute with members of Marley’s family challenging the use of Marley’s music in the film.


Instead, the Marley family are backing a documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. They are concerned that ‘No Woman No Cry’ scheduled for release in 2009, will clash with the ‘Shine A Light’ director’s 2010 documentary.


“We have great respect for the Marley family and we are in discussions to look at ways to mutually benefit both projects,” said Matthew Frankel, a spokesman for the company behind ‘No Woman No Cry’.


TIDBIT: Despite the fact it is Marley’s family disputing the 2009 film, ‘No Woman No Cry’ will be adapted from the book by Marley’s widow Rita Marley. She also serves as the film’s executive producer.