Actors Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch walked the red carpet in London on Tuesday along with Ziggy and Rohan Marley for the premiere of their new biopic “Bob Marley: One Love.”
“Bob Marley: One Love” would be hitting theatres worldwide beginning February, 14, 2024.
The film, which was produced by Brad Pitt’s company Plan B Entertainment, stars Ben-Adir as the reggae icon and Lynch as his wife Rita.
According to Africanews, it charts the journey behind his music and its message of love and unity.
Despite more than 500 books being written about Marley, who died in 1981 at age 36, there is still a lot to learn about the music superstar for the cast and crew.
“Everything I learned about Bob I learned for the first time when I was with the family learning about him.
“I auditioned and then I was with them straight away, and understanding who he is as a human, who he was on a more personal level outside of the public persona – that was all new; everything I learned was new,” said Ben-Adir, who plays Marley after recently starring in “Barbie” and “Secret Invasion.”
The biographical musical drama was produced in partnership with the Marley family and his sons Ziggy and Rohan Marley were there to represent their late father.
“There is so much to discover about his life and what a rich man, what a rich history, what a rich music – yeah, a lot of discoveries still left,” said Director Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose 2021 movie “King Richard” was nominated for a best picture Oscar.
Stepping into Marley’s shoes was a challenge for Ben-Adir, but he got the family’s seal of approval, who called his performance “amazing.”
“Kingsley did a great job. I mean, it surprised everybody! When we premiered it in Jamaica last week and Jamaican people loved him so I think that says it all,” said Ziggy Marley,
And Rohan Marley was of the view that: “Jamaicans are the biggest critics of anything, you know. They always have something to say, so when they say something is good, it is really good.”
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