No Woman No Cry: Everything We Know About the 'Bob Marley: One Love' Biopic

Who is playing Bob Marley in the biopic?

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We've known for a while that an official Bob Marley biopic was going to be on the way, but with minimal updates (until now at least), and other biopics such as the forthcoming movie on the Bee Gees experiencing delays, February 14th, 2024 is the date Bob Marley fans can mark on their calendars for the film's official release. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming movie, which is sure to kick off 2024 off in a great way. Read on for the Bob Marley movie cast, release date, trailer, photos and more.

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When is the Bob Marley: One Love release date?

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Bob Marley: One Love is due out in theaters on February 14, 2024. The film will be distributed through Paramount.

Who is playing Bob Marley in the movie?

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The titular role of Bob Marley will be played by Kingsley Ben-Adir, who took guitar lessons prior to filming in order to play the part.

Who is in the rest of the Bob Marley: One Love cast?

The role of Rita Marley will be played by Lashana Lynch (The Woman King). Also, according to USA Today,  Aston Barrett Jr., son of the Wailers' bass player Aston "Family Man" Barrett, will be playing his father in the film, making this a family affair.

What time period will the movie take place in?

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Bob Marley: One Love will cover different segments of his life, including the 1976 shooting attempt on him, Rita Marley, and the Wailers which almost took his life. In the trailer, you can hear Ben-Adir says as Marley saying "My life is not important to me. My life is for people," when asked about the event.

Who's directing and producing Bob Marley: One Love?

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Bob Marley: One Love is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green (who also directed 2020s King Richard starring Will Smith). The script was written by Frank E. Flowers, Terence Winter, Zach Baylin. Additionally Marley's son, Ziggy Marley, and his daughter Cedella Marley, serve as a co-producers along with Marley's estate representatives. Orly Marley, wife of Ziggy, will be an executive producer alongside Bohemian Rhapsody's Richard Hewitt.

Photos from the movie:

Check out some photos from the film below.

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The Bob Marley: One Love Trailer

Here's what Ziggy Marley had to say about the upcoming film in his official IG statement:

"Nothing happens before it’s time and now is the time for the story of our father Bob Marley to be represented in a biopic theatrical release coming in 2024.

Update: As we inch closer and closer to the premiere of Bob Marley: One Love, a new "Telling Bob Marley's Story" Featurette has been released for you to watch and get excited.

In the meantime, you can also get ready to jam to the soundtrack as a release date of February 14 has also been confirmed for Bob Marley One Love: (Music Inspired by the Film), meaning you can start listening the day the movie comes out.


Arriving by way of Tuff Gong/Island Records, the soundtrack will feature the likes of Daniel Caesar, Leon Bridges, Wizkid, Kacey Musgraves, Jessie Reyez, Bloody Civilian, and Skip Marley, grandson of Bob Marley. The Marley family had a hand in choosing and approving all selections for the EP.  This under­scores the strong, enduring six-decade relationship with Island Records, the Marley family, and Jamaica, elements which are reflected in the movie as well.  Also noted: five of the EP’s seven songs originated on Exodus (1977), the landmark RIAA gold LP by Bob Marley & the Wailers: “Natural Mystic,” “Exodus,” “Waiting in Vain,” “Three Little Birds,” and the eponymous "One Love."  

“The mission is always to spread Daddy's music to every corner of the Earth, and we were very thoughtful in handpicking these artists,” says Cedella Marley.  “Having his songs rebirthed at the same time we get to show the world his story through this movie, is something that my family and I are extremely proud to be a part of.”

In case you need a reminder, Bob Marley: One Love makes its way to theaters on February 14, 2024.

In more updates about the film. On February 6, in honor of Bob Marley's birthday, a mega tribute happened with some of the biggest names in entertainment honoring him.

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