A new clip and trailer have been posted by Paramount Pictures for the forthcoming biopic BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE which arrives in theatres February 14, 2024. Watch the new trailer online below.
BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE 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. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita.
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.