‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Trailer Brings His Music to Life

‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Trailer Brings His Music to Life

One of the most influential artists from the 70s is getting his own biopic, as Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Bob Marley: One LoveDirected by Reinaldo Marcus Green,

THE FIRST TRAILER for the forthcoming biopic Bob Marley: One Love doesn’t trace the Jamaican icon back to his earliest beginnings but rather to the origin of his ethos. “My life is not important to me,” actor Kingsley Ben-Adir’s Marley selflessly states in the clip. “My life is for people.” In theaters Jan. 12, the Reinaldo Marcus Green-directed film adds context to the pain and joy in the musician’s life that informed his desire for ultimate unification.

“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,” Marley’s son Ziggy Marley wrote on Instagram ahead of the trailer’s release. “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.”

Audiences catch a first glimpse at the varying stages of Marley’s life throughout the trailer. Glimpses of Marley performing on stage to the singer relaxing with his family paint a picture of his life. The trailer, too, sets the scene for Marley’s assassination attempt, which he survived. By the end, viewers are left with a parting phrase: “One love, one heart, one destiny.”

Ben-Adir stars as Marley alongside Lashana Lynch, who plays his wife Rita Marley. “King Richard” director Reinaldo Marcus Green helmed the biopic, while Zach Baylin, Frank E. Flowers and Terence Winter wrote the screenplay. Notably, Marley’s son Ziggy Marley joins the project as a producer. He first showcased a sneak peek at “Bob Marley: One Love” at this year’s CinemaCon.

“It’s great to be here today on behalf of this movie about my father,” said Ziggy Marley at CinemaCon. “I’m here as a producer of this film, but also as a steward of my father’s incredible legacy… this message of unity and love is as urgent as ever.”

Ziggy Marley continued to explain that the film is going to be a commemoration of his late father. “People will deepen their connection to Bob and honor Bob in the right way,” he said.

“Bob Marley: One Love” is set to debut in theaters on Jan. 12, 2024.

Watch the trailer below.