Rita Marley, has just made a deal with film producers The Weinstein Co. to produce and distribute a biopic about Bob's life. Rita Marley will be executive producer and the film will be based upon Rita's 2004 book titled 'No Woman No Cry:My Life With Bob Marley' and writer Lizzie Borden has been hired for the film adaptation.
Lauryn Hill has been nominated to play Rita. Lauryn Hill is actually married to one of Bob's son' from another relationship,. "Lauryn would be ideal," said Marley. "She sees my life as her life." She also said that her grandson Stefan is "the spitting image of Bob" and would be perfect to play the role.
"Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter says that the musician will be played by two actors, one portraying him at age 15 and another as an adult. The option of Marley's original songs, covers sung by an actor or a Ray-style blend of the two are all possible for the soundtrack.
The untitled project is tentatively set to begin filming early next year with a projected release date of late 2009. If that is the case, it will arrive before Martin Scorsese's documentary on the performer, which is set for release on what would be Marley's 65th birthday: February 6, 2010."