Demme To Direct Bob Marley Doco

Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “Beloved”) is replacing Martin Scorsese as director on Tuff Gong Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment’s Bob Marley documentary says the trades.

Demme will work with the Marley family on the biopic of the legendary singer songwriter which is scheduled for a global release on February 6th 2010, the 65th anniversary of Marley’s birth.

Demme previously worked with Shangri-La on the acclaimed Neil Young documentary “Heart of Gold”.

Scorsese is said to have exited the project due to scheduling difficulties.