It seems Martin Scorcese's next musical-themed project will have to go on without Scorcese himself. According to Variety, director Martin Scorcese has dropped out of his Untitled Bob Marley Documentary, and Jonathan Demme will take over the project.
Scorcese announced early this year that this film would be his follow-up to his Rolling Stones musical documentary Shine a Light, but the director has dropped out of the Marley film because of scheduling conflicts.
"I am thrilled and humbled by this extraordinary opportunity to participate in fashioning a motion picture that can serve as a worthy vessel for the spiritual and musical brilliance of Bob Marley," Demme said in a statement.
The film is being targeted for a release date of February 6, 2010, which is the 65th anniversary of the reggae star's birth. The documentary has also been authorized by the Marley family as well.