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Bob Marley Biopic in the Works

Buzz In: Whose Life Should Not Be Made Into a Movie?

Some are arguing that the biopic is the new black in Hollywood these days, but this genre has been entertaining us for some time now. Sometimes they're a great way to honor a beloved figure — Frida comes to mind, as does Ray, and HBO's Peter Sellers biopic starring Geoffry Rush. But then there are those that just make us cringe with shame: anyone remember when Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in that made-for-TV movie?

I kind of think no one should play Audrey Hepburn because it seems difficult to do her justice. I feel similarly about Kurt Cobain, as well as Bob Marley, whose biography has just been optioned by the Weinstein Company.

Can any actor really do justice to the larger-than-life Marley? Even if there is someone out there who could realistically pull that off, what if the filmmakers still manage to mess things up?

I know many people feel passionately about their favorite books not being "ruined" by Hollywood, so what about people? Are there some lives that Hollywood should refrain from dramatizing? Whose life story do you think should remain in our memories and maybe history books?


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