Jamie Foxx as Bob Marley
From Cinematical, the film will be...
...directed by Oscar-nominee Rachid Bouchareb (Dust of Life)...he wants to show the reggae icon's life from childhood...through to his young adulthood and interest in Africa
Cinematical suggest that Foxx doesn't really look like Marley, and it's fair to say that this was something that I thought about his Ray movie but he carried that off really well. Part of me wonders that Foxx has been picked because he's a top class actor who can more than just carry a tune, plus he's been in a biographical music icon movie already.
Sure he ticks all those boxes, but that's not a bad thing is it? As long as the Marley story has enough to develop a strong plot rather than just following his life, this could well be another success for Foxx.