One of the most influential artists of the 70s is getting his biography, as Paramount Pictures has published the first trailer for Bob Marley: One Love. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Greenthe upcoming feature will follow the life and career of the performer behind hits such as “No Woman, No Cry” and “Three Little Birds.” Kinglsey Ben-Adir will be responsible for portraying Bob Marley, using his best acting skills to step into the shoes of the successful reggae singer. The project is set to continue the recent trend of major studios producing films based on the life of any given music icon.
Marley was born in Jamaica in 1945, and with a considerable amount of love for music, the artist was part of a group that went by different names during the early days of his career, experiencing his craft as a collective effort forward. to become one. successful solo act. Lashana Lynch will portray Marley’s wife, Rita, in the One Love. The couple had three children together and they lived happily ever after until Bob’s tragic death in 1981. On the other hand, Jesse Cilio is set to play the singer’s father.
Bob Marley: One Love is just one of many projects that aim to portray the life of a famous singer. In recent years, many features have found success helping audiences gain a new perspective on their favorite musicians thanks to their portrayal on the big screen. Bohemian Rhapsody without Rami Malek playing Freddy Mercury, and after that project was able to earn $910 million at the worldwide box office, it paved the way for films like Rocketman to go into production. If these stories continue to be profitable endeavors for studios, there’s no telling who will be next.
What’s next for Kingsley Ben-Adir?
Before he can portray Bob Marley in the anticipated film that will be released early next year, Kingsley Ben-Adir still has many issues to resolve. As the main antagonist in Secret Invasionthe actor currently plays Gravik, a Skrull leader who believes that Earth should be under the control of shape-shifting aliens introduced to Captain Marvel. In addition, Ben-Adir will also be seen as one of the many versions of Ken this summer Barbiecolorful blockbuster that will follow the titular doll (Margot Robbie) in her quest to find the meaning of life.
You can watch the first trailer for Bob Marley: One Love above, before the film hits theaters on January 12, 2024.