Fans of Bob Marley have something to look forward on the 30th Anniversary of the musician's death: a documentary by "Last King of Scotland" director Kevin Macdonald.
Audiences are familiar with MacDonald's fictional works, the upcoming adventure "The Eagle" and "State of Play," for example but the director actually got his feet wet making documentaries. In 1999 he won an Oscar for "One Day In September," a documentary about the Israeli hostage crisis at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
"What made Bob tick is probably unanswerable but viewers will certainly feel that they know him a little better after seeing our documentary. I am grateful to the Marley family for entrusting me with their heritage," Macdonald said in a statement.
The film will be produced by Tuff Gong Pictures / Shangri-La Entertainment and will have a wide theatrical release in 2011 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Marley's death. Previous directors who were attached to the project included Martin Scorcese and Jonathan Demme.
Filming will take place in Ghana, Japan and the UK, in addition to Jamaica and the States.