First Look at the Bob Marley Biopic ‘Bob Marley: One Love’

Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley (1945 - 1981) performs on stage, a microphone in his hand, late 1970s
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You heard it right, another biopic is on its way and this time, Bob Marley fans can rejoice! An official poster featuring Kingsley Ben-Adir as Marley has been released, with the tagline being “Some voices are forever.” The film is called Bob Marley: One Love and the official teaser trailer has also been released.

The movie, which will be released on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2024, was watched over closely by Marley’s son Ziggy Marley. He shared, “Nothing happens before it’s time and now is the time for the story of our father Bob Marley to be represented in a biopic theatrical release coming in 2024. You’ve heard the music and you think you know the man but do you really understand what he went through and what moments shaped him into the person he became… This film will bring you to witness for the first time what it was like to be around the legend, to see his pain his sorrows his joys and his redemption.”

He continued, “With this release we look forward to inspiring not only the long time fans but also the younger generation, giving them a vehicle that opens the door to explore Bob’s life and music and in so doing expand his universal message of unification, justice and peace throughout the earth. We do this with purpose and are delighted to share with you the trailer for Bob Marley: One Love the movie. RASTAFARI.”

MARLEY, Bob Marley, 2012

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The Marley family worked closely with Paramount to make sure that the film was authentic to Marley’s real life and that included filming on actual locations where Marley performed and hung out in Jamaica. Other parts were filmed in England and the film also stars No Time to Die star Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the film will share the highs and lows of Marley’s life before his tragic death at the age of 36. He died in 1981 after a battle with cancer. Marley was survived by his wife and 11 children.

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In addition to news about Marley’s biopic, other biopics on artists such as Ronnie Spector, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and Buddy Holly are in the works after the success of films such as Elvis and Bohemian Rhapsody.

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