Bob Marley Biopic 'One Love' Scheduled for 2024 Release

The "Bob Marley: One Love" movie poster and Kingsley Ben-Adir as Tuff Gong

Bob Marley: One Love, the biopic about the reggae legend's life starring Kingsley Ben-Adir and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (King Richard), will hit theaters on Feb 14.. Watch the trailer below.

Bob Marley's eldest son, performer Ziggy, is one of the film's producers. He commented at X:

"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.

"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.

"Filmed in England and Jamaica the cast and crew represents one of the most unique creation to ever come out of a hollywood studio.

"Authenticity fills the screen with numerous Jamaican actors doing us proud in representing the culture. Filmed at the actual places where Bob walked, played football and sang like Trench Town and Bull Bay in Kingston, it is an artistic creation that we are proud of and want you to enjoy to be entertained but also to be inspired. The family produced it with Paramount studio and for us it represents the continuation of Bob’s message and growth.

"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."

Tuff Gong was featued in the documentary, Marley, in 2012.


More Marley Links 

The Marley Family Tree

Best Ganja Songs and Spliff Pics

Chris Blackwell on Bob

• Cedella Marley on Rita

Flying High with Ziggy



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