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Academy Award winning director, Kevin Macdonald continues to pull out all the stops as he's set to unveil additional material which will accompany his highly anticipated documentary on Reggae icon, Bob Marley.
Marley, a two hour and 24 minute film featuring never before seen footage of the legendary Jamaican artiste, will premiere worldwide on April 20. A day prior to its international release, Jamaican fans will get the opportunity to see the critically-acclaimed documentary as it will premiere at Emancipation Park in Kingston. Marley includes interviews with Bob Marley's widow, Rita Marley, his daughter, Cedella Marley and his eldest son, Ziggy Marley who's a co-producer for the film. Additionally, it contains raw footage and images exploring Bob Marley's personal and professional lives as Macdonald aims to portray the prominent singer in the most realistic of fashions through loved ones, friends and fans who knew him best.
The Last King of Scotland director now plans to add to movie's aura with an accompanying DVD package, for which a release date has yet to be announced. The DVD will feature concert footage of four unreleased songs, a 20 minute interview with former Bob Marley and The Wailers singer, Bunny Wailer, an interview of Stephen Marley which failed to make the documentary as well as 20 minutes worth of fan anecdotes detailing their memories of the Bob Marley and his music.
Furthermore, a two-CD and three-LP soundtrack will be released April 17, featuring many of Marley's songs as well as efforts from other artistes.
Marley initially premiered in February at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, to rave reviews. Since then, the official YouTube page for Marley has released several trailers, offering fans visuals of what to expect once the film launches internationally next month.