Following up his documentaries on Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, Martin Scorsese will reportedly direct a film on the late Bob Marley:
Martin Scorsese, Steve Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment and international sales agent Fortissimo Films will reteam for the helmer's next musically themed effort -- a yet-to-be-titled documentary about legendary reggae star Bob Marley.
Trio were behind the helmer's Rolling Stones docu "Shine a Light," which opened the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday. Tuff Gong Pictures and Shangri-La are producing the pic, which has been authorized by Marley's family. Docu is set for release on Feb. 6, 2010, on what would have been Marley's 65th birthday.
This news nearly confirms my theory that Scorsese has been using dorm room posters as his documentary inspiration. If his next film covers Dave Matthews Band, Scarface, or a really hot girl in a bikini, then we'll know for certain.
Scorsese sings Bob Marley's praises [Variety]