Paramount Pictures have released a new trailer for Bob Marley: One Love from Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B. Kingsley Ben-Adir will star as the Jamaican reggae icon.
Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician who became an iconic figure in the global reggae music scene. Marley rose to international fame with his band, The Wailers, in the 1970s. His music often conveyed messages of peace, love, and social justice, and he became a symbol of the Rastafari movement.
The movie has been shot in authentic locations where Marley had walked, played football, and performed in the Kingston area. One love is being made with the blessing of Marley’s family who are co-producing the project.
One Love is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and co-stars Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita. For the first time Bob Marley’s story will come to the big screen. Showcasing the story of his life, adversities and his influence over a generation of people with his message of love, that he spread through his music.
Kingsley Ben-Adir was approached by Marley’s son Ziggy Marley and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly Ben-Adir admitted there was some trepidation, saying, “There were a lot of reservations, I was completely convinced that there’s no point in auditioning for this. I can’t sing. I can’t dance. My question was if they’d been on a worldwide search and they said yes. And I said maybe they should go on another one.”
Bob Marley: One Love will be in cinemas February 14, 2024.