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Fox Developing Feature Based on Bob Marley's Music

Late reggae star’s daughter among the producers on the project, which Kenya Barris is writing and producing.

Universal Music Group’s Polygram Entertainment unit and Fox Animation are developing a feature based on the music of late reggae legend Bob Marley, Variety reports.

Kenya Barris, whose credits include Black-ish and Girls Trip, is writing and producing the feature. Also on board as producers are Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley; David Blackman, head of Polygram; and E. Brian Dobbins of Principato Young.

Fox Animation co-presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird announced the project, telling the trade: “We not only have the opportunity to build new relationships for the studio, but we get to tell a story, inspired by the music of Bob Marley, one of the greatest music legends of our time.”

“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,” added Cedella Marley. “We are thrilled to work with Kenya Barris and David Blackman on this project as well as a Fox Animation who gave us this platform to introduce a new generation to my father’s music.”

Source: Variety

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