The story of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley will finally be coming to a theater near you. The highly-anticipated biopic stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Marley and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita.
Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green—also of King Richard—the film was shot around parts of Jamaica, including Trench Town in Kingston, as well as in England.
Bob Marley: One Love will delve into Marley's life with Rita Marley, how he became a worldwide figure of reggae music, and the attempted assassination of his life. The biopic “celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity.”
"On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music," a statement says.
Ziggy Marley, son of Bob and Rita Marley and also is co-produced the film, expressed his excitement about the upcoming release.
“Tomorrow is the release of the first official trailer for the @bobmarley @onelovemovie. Nothing happens before its time and now is the time for the story of our father #BobMarley to be represented in a biopic theatrical release coming in 2024,” Ziggy shared on Twitter.
"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," Ziggy continued. "Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and starring Kingsley Ben Adir as Bob with Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, 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,"
Bob Marley: One Love will hit theaters on January 12, 2024. Until then, watch the newly-released trailer below.
Bon Marley is experiencing a resurgence in 2023. Earlier this year, the Marley Family & Terrapin Station Entertainment launched the U.S. debut of the official Bob Marley One Love Experience, where the famed musician’s extraordinary life is shared through several interactive sections that reside in a 15,000-square-foot One Love curated space.