‘Bob Marley: One Love’ biopic lead actor will get Ziggy Marley’s stamp of approval

Kingsley Ben-Adir, who portrays reggae icon Bob Marley within the upcoming ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ biopic has gotten the stamp of approval from the legend’s oldest son, Ziggy Marley.

In a brand new promotional video for the film launched by Paramount Photos, Ziggy shared his ideas on the efficiency of the actor who will play his father on the massive display.

The eldest Marley son mentioned in the course of the audition course of, Kingsley was the one who stored his consideration and gave an genuine portrayal of Bob Marley, with out making an attempt to imitate him.

“Kingsley do an important job in an clever approach … Not making an attempt to imitate my father, however being true to who Bob was, how he speaks, acts, and the way he sees the world,” he mentioned.

Ziggy Marley additionally gave props to the 37-year-old British actor for humanizing his father, who is taken into account one of many biggest musicians of all time.

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“I feel Kingsley brings that human factor, and never simply [showcasing] Bob the legend or Bob the artist, however the human facet, the emotional facet,” Ziggy mentioned.

First time on the massive display

This biopic will mark the primary time that Bob Marley’s life and musical journey will probably be showcased on the massive display.

The movie is produced in partnership with the Marley household and likewise stars Lashana Lynch as Marley’s spouse Rita.

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The movie may even function Jesse Cilio as Norval Marley, Sundra Oakley as Diane Jobson, and James Norton as Chris Blackwell. Further forged members, together with Tosin Cole, Michael Gandolfini, Nadine Marshall, and Anthony Welsh, will seem in roles that stay undisclosed for now.

The film will probably be launched in theatres on February 14, 2024.

It’s anticipated to be accessible on the Paramount Plus streaming service, aligning with Paramount Photos’ possession of the platform. For these already subscribed to Paramount Plus, the Bob Marley biopic will probably be accessible upon its launch.

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