Weinstein Co options Marley

From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure “Alice in Wonderland,” a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. Now, 19, Alice returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl and embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. Capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (1865) and “Through the Looking-Glass” (1871), the film features stunning, avant-garde visuals and the most charismatic characters in literary history.

Rights to “No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley” by the reggae star’s widow Rita Marley, have been optioned by the Weinstein Co. with plans to develop and produce a biopic about the legendary Jamaican singer, reports Variety. The project is in early development with an anticipated late 2009 release date. The book documents the marriage of Rita to Bob from 1966 to 1981, when the reggae star died.


Last month we brought you the news that Martin Scorsese is also working on a Marley biopic. Is this the same film? The dates vary, as do the studio names linked to the projects. It sounds like 2009-2010 will be Marley heavy in the cinemas. We’ll keep you updated with the latest developments of both films.