The Weinstein Co. has optioned rights to "No Woman No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley," by the reggae star’s widow Rita Marley, with plans to develop and produce a biopic about the legendary Jamaican singer.
The project is in early development, with a late 2009 release date anticipated.
Published by Hyperion in 2004, book chronicles the couple’s tempestuous marriage, which began in 1966 and weathered numerous separations and affairs, the birth of four children together (Marley may have fathered as many as 22 in all, 10 legally recognized) and an assassination attempt in 1976.
Bob Marley died of cancer at 36 in 1981, and in the book, Rita Marley defends herself against accusations that she financially mismanaged the estate.
"It’s an amazing love story between Bob and Rita," said TWC’s Michael Cole.