Reggae icon Bob Marley’s songs will be the basis for an animated musical. Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Animation will be teaming up to produce the movie, which will be written and directed by Kenya Barris (Black-ish), reported Variety.
The film is being described as “an animated musical love letter to the late Marley’s legendary music and to the people of Jamaica”. Among the co-producers is Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob and Rita Marley.
“My father has inspired art and artists around the world and I’m excited to embark on a new creative venture that highlights his incredible music,” Cedella Marley told Variety. “We are thrilled to work with Kenya Barris and David Blackman [head of Polygram Entertainment] on this project as well as a Fox Animation who gave us this platform to introduce a new generation to my father’s music.”