- Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton
- February 14th 2024
- Reinaldo Marcus Green
Reinaldo Marcus Green’s biographical drama focuses on 1976 to 1978, two very important years in Bob Marley’s life.
Kingsley Ben-Adir takes on the Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Bob Marley: One Love.
Rather than spanning his entire life, this biographical drama focuses on two dramatic years: 1976 to 1978. It begins with Bob planning to perform at a peace concert in Kingston, Jamaica during a period of political unrest.
Despite an assassination attempt leaving him lightly wounded and his manager and wife Rita (Lashana Lynch) hospitalised, Bob carries out his commitment to the show.
However, he then decides to relocate to London with his band, the Wailers. Without the threat of violence, Bob is able to complete work on his next album, Exodus, and embark on a successful European tour.
After being diagnosed with skin cancer, Bob returns to his homeland for his One Love concert in 1978.
It’s often tricky to fit all the story beats into cradle-to-the-grave biopics so it was a wise decision to focus this film on just two...