Bob Marley Biopic Being Developed By Son Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley along with Paramount Pictures is developing a biopic on his late father, reggae legend Bob Marley. Bob is credited with bringing music to the forefront, before his 1981 death from cancer at age 36. He recorded big hits such as “Get Up, Stand Up”, “Jamming” “One Love” “No Woman, No Cry”, “Could You Be Loved”, and “Buffalo Soldier.”
Bob was born and raised in Jamaica with a black mother and a white father. Having been born to a white parent, he went through various types of discrimination in his homeland. He went on to become one of the most notable reggae artists that rose to fame while also remaining humble and always offered advice and wisdom. In 1963, he began touring with The Wailers and went solo in 1974. To date, he has sold more than 75 million albums globally. In 2017, Marley placed fifth on Forbes list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, garnering $23 million fueled by Marley Beverage Co. and House of Marley audio equipment.
Ziggy, who followed into his father’s musical footsteps, started his career early when he sat in on his father’s recording sessions at just 10 years of age. He went on to be a successful producer and musician who has won several Grammy’s and even won a Daytime Emmy. Ziggy has released 15 albums including a children’s album and his most recent album that released this past May, “Rebellion Rises.”
No word on when the biopic will be released.