From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the story of a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.

‘Marley’ Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to Marley, the definitive documentary about legendary musician Bob Marley, directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland). Produced by Steve Bing (Shangri-La Entertainment) and Charles Steel, and executive produced by Bob's son Ziggy Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, Marley will have its world premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February, and its North American premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX in March.

The film will open in theaters on Friday, April 20th, launching day and date with all VOD and digital platforms.

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Kevin Macdonald Directing ‘Marley’

Academy Award and BAFTA winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald has boarded the Tuff Gong Pictures / Shangri-La Entertainment Bob Marley documentary Marley. Director of two of the most acclaimed documentaries of recent years, One Day in September and Touching the Void, Macdonald will join with the Marley family, Chris Blackwell and Steve Bing to direct what will be the ultimate, authorized documentary film on the life, legacy and global impact of a true legend, one of the most influential singers, songwriters, musicians and activists in history. Marley marks the first time ever that his family has authorized the use of their own private Bob Marley archives.

The film will receive a world wide theatrical release in Q3 2011, during the 30th anniversary year after his passing in 1981.

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