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WATCH: First Trailer for ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Biopic Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir Released

Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley (Paramount Pictures)

The first trailer for Bob Marley: One Love, a biopic about reggae legend Bob Marley, has been published by Paramount. The biopic, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as Marley, is planned to open in theaters on January 12, 2019.

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Bob Marley: One Love follows Marley from his childhood in Jamaica through his meteoric career in music. The trailer also emphasizes Marley’s assassination attempt and how it did not prevent him from playing at a concert two days later.

Ben-Adir, who studied guitar for the role, co-stars with Lashana Lynch, who plays Marley’s wife Rita. The project was produced by Marley’s wife, their son Ziggy, and their daughter Cedella. “People will deepen their connection to Bob and honor Bob in the right way,” Ziggy recently stated of the movie about his father.

Throughout his life, Marley advocated for the rights of the poor and oppressed, social equality, and justice, which was partly due to his Rastafarian beliefs and spirituality. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest performers of all time, thanks to classics such as “No Woman, No Cry,” possibly his most famous single. The song, which was made famous by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1974, was later performed by a variety of artists, including Linkin Park, Nina Simone, The Fugees, and others. The song depicts Marley’s life as a teen “in the government yard in Trenchtown.”

Watch the trailer for the reggae legend’s biopic below:

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