'Bob Marley: One Love' reveals Kingsley Ben-Adir as music legend in biopic trailer

‘Bob Marley: One Love’ reveals Kingsley Ben-Adir as music legend in biopic trailer

Kingsley Ben-Adir plays reggae superstar and counterculture icon Bob Marley in first trailer for upcoming biopic Bob Marley: One love.

Released January 12, 2024, the feature film from Paramount Pictures centers on the life of Marley, from the early days of his career until his death in 1981. Reinaldo Marcus Green (King Richard) directs from a screenplay by Zach Baylin, Frank E. Flowers and Terence Winter.

“Reggae is popular music,” Ben-Adir says as Marley in the trailer. “People coming together”.

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Later, someone asks the singer, “Bob, they tried to kill you and your wife, and now you choose to go back to Jamaica to do a concert for peace? Don’t you fear for your life? As Marley explains, “My life is not important to me. My life is for the people.”


Bob Marley: One love co-stars Lashana Lynch as Rita Marley and James Norton as record producer Chris Blackwell. Other cast members include Jesse Cilio, Michael Gandolfini, Nadine Marshall and Anthony Welsh.

The film, which is backed by the music legend’s estate, features Richard Hewitt, Orly Marley and Matt Solodky as executive producers. Other relatives of Marley involved in the film include his widow, Rita Marley, and sons Cedella Marley and Ziggy Marley, all three of whom are producers on the project.

Ben-Adir is best known for playing Malcolm X in the 2020 film One night in Miami…and played former President Barack Obama in the Showtime miniseries The Comey Rule from the same year. Other recent credits include the Marvel series Secret invasion and the upcoming summer release Barbie.