According to All Access Online, a new film entitled Rebels which will be based on the late musical legend’s early life, will begin production shortly.
The deal was reportedly struck by Caribbean-born Hollywood film producer Rudy Langlais’ through his finance and production company Golden Island Filmworks.
The film will be produced as a part of an unprecedented $125 million development deal between Golden Island Filmworks and the government of Antigua, which seeks to boost the island’s production ambitions.
According to All Access Online, Rebels is a journey through the formative years of Marley’s music career when he was signed to Johnny Nash’s Jad Records label, a company which also included mob associate Danny Sims.
The film is expected to show never revealed stories and the music will also give new insight into the man who has managed to captivate the musical world so many years after his death.
The film company has acquired the life stories of Sims, Cole, Nash and David Simmons – the men who signed, developed and produced Marley.
All Access also said the company has secured the rights to his never-before-released Jad Records catalog in telling this previously unrevealed story.