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Sony’s New 4-Part Beatles Biopic Project Release Window, Director, Premise, and More

It’s fair to say that “biographical” is Hollywood’s favorite genre, which means that it’s not exactly a selective one. Any news, then, of an attempt to do something creative with it is very much welcomed. That is what Sam Mendes is promising with his new, untitled Beatles biopic project, one that aims to offer a whole new theater-going experience. Announced on Feb. 20, 2024, with a lot of enthusiasm from everyone involved, the production will encompass four separate films, each from the point of view of each of the four…

Sony Music Sues Whitney Houston Biopic Producers for Infringement

Sony Music Entertainment sued the producers of the 2022 Whitney Houston biopic Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody this week, claiming the producers have yet to pay for the use of Houston’s music catalog in the film, over a year after the movie first came out. In the suit, filed on Thursday, Sony Music claimed that the biopic’s producers, Anthem Films, Nybo Productions, and Black Label Media, entered a licensing agreement with the record company on December 5, 2022 and that payments for the use of the…

‘We will not accept fake Patois’: Jamaican linguist on dialogue in Bob Marley biopic | Bob Marley

When the Jamaican linguist Dr Joseph Farquharson agreed to consult on the Bob Marley biopic One Love, there was one major motivating factor: wanting to avoid another Cool Runnings.The 1993 comedy about the real-life Jamaican Olympic bobsled team is a well-loved classic in many parts of the English-speaking world but has also become a cautionary tale about what happens when Hollywood attempts to “globalise” the Jamaican accent and distinct language.For Farquharson, who worked as an adviser for the One Love dialogue coach,…

Ridley Scott set to direct Bee Gees biopic | Film

Ridley Scott is in line to direct a Bee Gees movie, in the latest of a wave of biopics about high-profile music industry acts.According to Deadline, Scott is in negotiations to direct a film about the popular hitmakers, in a project which has sole surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb on board as executive producer, and Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King also involved. No details of the plot or cast have been revealed, but the film will have access to Bee Gees recordings through a deal that the Paramount studio made with the…

Michael Jackson`s nephew recreates `Man in the Mirror` look in his biopic

The first look of the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic has been revealed, and it depicts one of the singer`s most memorable outfits, Variety reported. In the biopic titled `Michael` the late singer`s nephew, Jaafar Jackson portrays the King of Pop. Set to hit theatres on April 18, 2025, the film is currently under production. The journey has begun….#MichaelMovie pic.twitter.com/7HB7G0sJ09 — Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) February 13, 2024 In the first look photo, Jaafar Jackson recreated his…

Bob Marley biopic flawed but fascinating

An involving but imperfect biopic on iconic singer Bob Marley along with three Oscar entries for best international feature (one of which made the cut) head up this week’s release. We also turn our gaze to a stunning directorial debut that will make parents of teen daughters squirm. Here’s our roundup. “Bob Marley: One Love”: Whenever this family-authorized biopic about the Jamaican-born reggae icon who gave us classics such as “Jammin’,” “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ and “One Love” (the last two with the Wailers) loses…

Bob Marley: One Love Review: Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Biopic Focuses More On The Message Than The Man’s Life, For Better And Worse

Though we seem to be past the traditional window in which biopics seem to flood the theaters, Bob Marley: One Love's Valentine's Day release date is just one of the several ways it distinguishes itself from other projects of this sort. Co-writer/director Reinaldo Marcus Green, best known for the Academy Award nominated King Richard, once again tells a life story in pop culture history through a more indirect lens.Bob Marley: One Love(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)Release Date: February 14, 2023Directed By: Reinaldo…

Critics Have Seen Bob Marley: One Love, And They’re All Saying The Same Thing About The Biopic

There’s one name that comes to mind first when you think of reggae music, Jamaica and Rastafarianism, and that’s Bob Marley. This Valentine’s Day we’re finally going to see his story come to life in the upcoming biopic Bob Marley: One Love, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green in his first project since King Richard starring Will Smith. Critics have had the opportunity to screen the film ahead of its release, and while they’ve got plenty of praise for the lead actors, the movie overall has failed to capture much…

Bob Marley: One Love review – yet another watered-down celebrity biopic

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeWith Bob Marley: One Love, Hollywood has proven once again that even the most radical of lives can be watered down into a conventional biopic. Here is an unfalteringly respectful film, made with the full cooperation of the reggae icon’s family, that argues for its subject’s genius without embodying it. It does dodge some of the genre’s pitfalls, but careens mindlessly into others.…

Reggae Icon’s Biopic Never Catches Fire

In 1976, Bob Marley was the most famous person in Jamaica. He was also a marked man. The star had agreed to play a free concert dubbed “Smile Jamaica.” He’d even written a theme song for the event. Though the show was conceived as a way to quell the rising tide of violence over the island nation’s precarious political state, Marley’s involvement made many think that it was his way of tacitly endorsing the People’s National Party over the more conservative Jamaica Labour Party. Two days before the concert, armed men…