Demme Departs Bob Marley Doco

“The Silence of the Lambs” and “Rachel Getting Married” director Jonathan Demme has departed the upcoming documentary “Marley” about iconic Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley reports Page Six.

Producer Steve Bing was apparently not happy with the first round of editing the director turned in, causing Demme to leave.

Funnily enough Demme took over for Martin Scorsese who departed the project last May due to ‘scheduling conflicts’.

The documentary has been authorized by the Marley family, and son Ziggy Marley expressed that he was “very excited” when Demme came onto the unfinished project.

With Demme gone the project’s February 6th 2010 release date, to coincide with the singer’s 65th birthday, looks in doubt.