BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE
This January Paramount Pictures brings you, Bob Marley: ONE LOVE, based on the life and the rise to fame of reggae icon, Bob Marley. On January 12th, 2024, Paramount will be dropping this biographical drama only in theaters for all the reggae fans out there.
ONE LOVE stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley, Lashana Lynch as Rita Marley, and James Norton as Chris Blackwell. Ben-Adir has been in a couple of films you may know, including, World War Z and Barbie. You may know Lynch from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or The Marvels. James Norton has starred in TV shows including Happy Valley and Grantchester.
Directing this film is Reinaldo Marcus Green. You may know him for directing King Richard back in 2021. Production is led by Bob Marley's son Ziggy Marley, and Bob Marley’s wife, Rita Marley. Ziggy announced the title at CinemaCon in April this year.
Ziggy gave love and credit to the people of Jamaica,“who were critical in ensuring the authenticity of this production.”
Screenplay is by Zach Baylin, Frank E. Flowers, and Terence Winter. Filming began back in December 2022 in London.
Robert Nesta Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer/songwriter in a band called The Wailers. People consider Marley the ‘founder’ of reggae. His musical career started in 1963 when he formed a band with his friends Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso and Cherry Smith. They first called themselves The Teenagers, then changed it to The Wailing Rudeboys, then to the name we all know today: The Wailers.