St.Kitts born Film-Maker Rudy Langlais is set begin production shortly on the Bob Marley Biopic “Rebels”.
The film, which will be based on the early life of BOB MARLEY, will begin production shortly, thanks to a new deal struck by noted producer Langlais’ GOLDEN ISLAND FILMWORKS.
“Rebels” is a journey through the formative years of MARLEY’s music career when he was signed to JOHNNY NASH’s JAD RECORDS label, a company which also included mob associate DANNY SIMS. Never before revealed stories and music will show a side of the legend that few would ever imagine.
While SIMS rises to the top of the gambling world in the GAMBINO crime family in NEW YORK, and JAMAICAN football legend ALLAN SKILL COLE rises to the top of the international soccer world and island political underworld, BOB MARLEY struggles to escape the degrading poverty of KINGSTON’s most notorious ghetto, TRENCHTOWN. The three men meet and forge a complex friendship. As BOB’s career is launched, he gets embroiled in the underworld of crime, kidnapping and violence, as they force radio stations to play MARLEY’s music. The friendships swirl into ever more complexity, danger envelops them, until MARLEY gets shot, only to survive and emerge as a global icon for liberation.
GOLDEN ISLAND FILMWORKS has acquired the life stories of SIMS, COLE, NASH and DAVID SIMMONS, the men who signed, developed and produced BOB MARLEY. The company has also secured the rights to his never-before-released JAD RECORDS catalog in telling this previously unrevealed story.
“My partners and I had a dream more than 10 years ago, that the Caribbean, which has produced brilliant statesmen like Alexander Hamilton, Nobel Prize-winning poets and novelists, Walcott and Naipaul, legendary athletes like Sobers and Richards and Bolt, and perhaps the world’s greatest cultural icon in Bob Marley, should add its ‘voice’ now to filmmaking,” said Langlais. “We have wanted to join our colleagues around the world to share our stories and join in telling stories together. Now that time is here. Exciting films will come of this collaboration.”