Marley biopic next gig on Scorsese tour


Fresh from the Berlin International Film Festival premiere of his Rolling Stones concert film, Martin Scorsese is preparing to tackle ano-ther musical project.

The Oscar-winning director has signed on to direct a documentary on the life and legacy of influential reggae musician-songwriter Bob Marley. Tuff Gong Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment are producing.

The feature doesn't have a title yet, but it does have a release date: Feb. 6, 2010, the 65th anniversary of Marley's birth.

Fortissimo Films is the international sales agent. Steve Bing's Shangri-La is financing.

The film has the support of the Marley family; son Ziggy Marley is acting as one of the executive producers.