Moviegoers will soon be experiencing the “Rastaman Vibration” with the news that musician Ziggy Marley is working on producing a big-screen biopic about his late father, reggae superstar Bob Marley.
According to Variety, the film will be produced by Paramount, and is still in the “early stages,” with no director, writers or producers attached to the project.
Marley is credited with introducing Jamaican reggae music to rock audiences during a powerful but brief career that ended when he died of cancer at age 36 in 1981.
Among his many accolades, Marley was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal of the Third World in 1978 and was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. In addition, BBC proclaimed his hit song “One Love” as Song of the Millennium, and he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Grammys.
Meanwhile, Marley’s powerful music continues to be discovered by new generations; according to Forbes, 75 million copies of Marley’s records have sold in the past two decades, while his Greatest Hits remains the all-time biggest-selling reggae album.