LAURYN HILL TO STAR IN BOB MARLEY BIOPIC?

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According to the Hollywood Reporter Rita Marley (Bob Marley’s widow) will be executive producing the reggae legend’s fourthcoming biopic and wants Lauryn Hill to play her in the the film. Continue reading 

I love Lauryn but it would be nice if they gave the role to a talente/unknown Jamaican actress! Give that unknown the chance to shine and the chance to show the world what she can do!

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  1. but having lauren in the film would sell it a hell of a lot more than some unknown talented jamaican actress …!! i’m afraid!
    and i dont know if lauren is well enoughto handle that really!!

  2. Sorry didn’t finish !!!

    If this is the same film, i heard about many moons ago I heard it would be Jamie Fox. Now don’t get me wrong I love Jamie Fox, he is one talented bro, butttttttttttttttttttttttt to play Bob – oh helll nooooooo.

    There is only one contender, it has to be Ziggy Marley. U really don’t need a fake Jamerican accent to f-ck up the film. Remember ‘How Stella got her groove back’ greaaaaaaaat film, but Taye Diggs with the fake accent – we laughed all the way through it !!!

  3. “There is only one contender, it has to be Ziggy Marley. U really don’t need a fake Jamerican accent to f-ck up the film. Remember ‘How Stella got her groove back’ greaaaaaaaat film, but Taye Diggs with the fake accent – we laughed all the way through it !!!”

    DON’T REMIND ME!!!!

    Oh yeah… Ziggy… but can he act?

    Jamie Foxx? Lord no!

  4. To emulate his father he wouldnt have to do much acting. Ziggy is the real deal and ‘in my opinion’ the one that looks/acts most like the late great Bob. Sexy as hell….he’s my ‘Jim’ Janice.

    I’d rather an unpolished actor, with an authentic accent than a well known American actor, with a fake accent/locks. It would really spoil the film.

    Remember The Harder they come’, – Even though Jimmy Cliff was well known, the success of that film wa unbelievable. It was the real deal, not some overpaid ‘enuff already’, Jamerican actor’

  5. I think youre right Ziggy would be good!

    “Remember The Harder they come’, – Even though Jimmy Cliff was well known, the success of that film wa unbelievable. It was the real deal, not some overpaid ‘enuff already’, Jamerican actor’”

    Its true! LOL!!!!

  6. yeah … you alll make valid points .. but these people are thinking money……..
    they tie famous people in to help connnect the dots as far as marketing ….
    you alll know this!!!!

  7. just to help clear things up, there are going to be 2 Bob Marley Biopics in the near future. The aforementioned movie (with Lauryn Hill?) is more about Ritas life with Bob Marley and based on her book “No Woman No Cry” – Another biopic about Bobs life will be directed by Martin Scorsesse. If the rumor with Jamie Foxx is true, I am sure they were talking about the Scorsesse film, which will probably be the commercial blockbuster, while the Fita Marley film will be on some kind of independent shit.

  8. Ty says – they tie famous people in to help connnect the dots as far as marketing ….you alll know this!!!!

    Yeaaaaah of course we know this, thats why i mentioned Jamie Fox as an eg. If they only new how wrong they get it, but of course they would rather make the paper than make a really authentic film.

    Jamie Fox was unbelievable as Ray Chalres, truly amazing. That makes sense !!!. They got that right. My point was in the “scheme of making money”, using famous American actors to potray Jamaican/African actors doesn’t always work and can be cringingly embarassing. The film then , in my opinion, loses it’s credibilty.

    Last King of Scotland – Forest Whitaker / to a non African that film was probably amazing. To me it was like a mockery and not believable.
    The original film using a Ugandan actor as Idi Amin was much better.

    F-o thanks for the heads up. The Scorcese film will be very interesting to say the least. Lets see f they pull it off.

  9. Please lets not underestimate the power of an American “Artist.” That’s what they do,”Art.” These people perform and its hard to believe that its them portraying another person. Again, how many of you watched Jamie Fox as ray Charles. It was hard for me to tell that that was Jamie, he was so naturally imitating Ray. These people are trained, have gone to performing arts school to perfect their craft (Lauryn hill went to performing art school). If you understand marketing/logistics, that’s what people want to see. By the way, Lauryn is anointed by God to do what she does, righteousness. don’t touch God’s anointed. She is talented and can do all things through CHRIST which gives her strength.

  10. Please lets not underestimate the power of an American “Artist.” That’s what they do,”Art.”

    Ok so what do non American artist’s do?

    Bob Marley and Rita Marley are both Jamaicans. find Jamaican actors to portray them on the big screen!

    “Lauryn is anointed by God to do what she does, righteousness. don’t touch God’s anointed. She is talented and can do all things through CHRIST which gives her strength.”

    I like Lauryn to, but let’s not talk as if she’s Jesus Christ.

  11. there is a talented jamaican actress/comedian that would perfect
    to play Rita Marley. you guys should check her out
    Sardia Marley not related

  12. I think the talented Jamaican actress/Dancehall Soul Reggae singer, Cherine Anderson would be a better choose to play Rita Marley. Also, in order to find the right actor to play Bob Marley, I think that they should search the world over for a really talented actor, especially actors of Caribbean descent who reside in countries such as the US, Canada and England, as well as through the Caribbean.

  13. What about the Jamaican comedian/actress Sardia Marley, no relation.
    she is a great comedian and actress. give her the change to shine
    myspace.com/sardiamarley4
    check her out

  14. I think i agree with Dian Cherine Anderson would be a great choice. She is a wonderful singer and actress with the experience in previous Jamaican films to do a great job.

  15. A young Jamaican actress would be better suited for this role.

    Look at movie DreamGirls although this is quite a different story none of the “big” names made as big an imapct as the young talented Jeniffer Hudson. I think the directors would be smart to look at Cherine Anderson take a look at her myspace.com/cherineanderson or her movie One Love ( she stars in this with Bob’s son Kymani )

  16. you know what,i think that they should make one of Bob Marley’s son play as Bob Marley. Ziggy Marley would be a perfect candidate. Because for
    1. He looks alot like Bob
    2. He sounds just like Bob in some of his songs.

  17. Okay people,

    I heard that Rita wants her grandson Stephan (Son of Stephen Marley) to play a younger version of Bob. I have seen him and he looks exactly how Bob did b4 he turned Rasta. As for the adult Bob it doesnt matter who looks like him or sings like him. Its whether or not they can play the role to the highest standard possible. The only Marley son who acts is Ky-Mani so its not fair to compare them as actors.

    R.S.V.P.

    One Love

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