Kingsley Ben-Adir is hitting a high note as Bob Marley.
After playing Malcolm X in “One Night in Miami” and showcasing his musical chops in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Barbie,” Ben-Adir tackles the life and legacy of reggae icon Marley in “Bob Marley : One Love”. The musical biopic is directed by “King Richard” director Reinaldo Marcus Green, with a screenplay written by Emmy Award winner Terence Winter along with Zach Baylin and Frank E. Flowers.
“One Love” centers on the rise of Marley’s (Ben-Adir) career, including his 1976 assassination attempt. Marley died in 1981 of melanoma.
The slogan reads: “A man. A message. A revolution. A legend.
Marley’s son Ziggy Marley is a producer on the film, with “Captain Marvel” actress Lashana Lynch playing his wife Rita Marley. Also starring Michael Gandolfini, James Norton, Tosin Cole, Anthony Welsh, Umi Myers and Nadine Marshall.
Rita Marley, Ziggy Marley, and Marley’s mother Cedella Marley all produced the film in addition to Plan B’s Dede Gardner, Robert Teitel, and Jeremy Kleiner.
“It’s great to be here today on behalf of this film about my father,” Ziggy Marley said at CinemaCon as he previewed the film earlier this year. “I’m here as the producer of this film, but also as the steward of my father’s incredible legacy, this message of unity and love is more urgent than ever.”
“Bob Marley: One Love” will premiere in theaters on January 12, 2024. Watch the teaser below.