Oscar-winning director will work on the film

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese has been signed up to direct a Bob Marley biopic.

The director will work on the first film version of the reggae singer’s life to use his music and to be fully licensed.

According to BBC 6Music, the film is set to be released in 2010 and will follow Scorsese‘s recent music documentaries ‘Shine A Light’ and ‘No Direction Home’, which focused on The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan respectively.

As previously reported on NME.COM, another Bob Marley biopic is currently in production. It is being produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein and is based on Rita Marley‘s memoirs of life with her husband.

It has been speculated that Lauryn Hill may portray Marley‘s wife in the latter movie, which is being directed by Rudy Langlais.