Bob Marley biopic film announces release date for 2024 with new official trailer

A still from the upcoming film (image via Paramount Pictures)
A still from the upcoming film (image via Paramount Pictures)

Bob Marley is one of the most iconic people in the world, and an upcoming biopic on the reggae music legend has fans excited and eager. The biopic film titled Bob Marley: One Love finally got a release date announced in a brand new trailer.

In March 2021, it was announced that Paramount Pictures was working on a biographical drama film based on the life of the singer-songwriter. Terence Winter, Frank E. Flowers, Zach Baylin, and Reinaldo Marcus Green had been brought in to write the screenplay.

Bob Marley: One Love will have a theatrical release on February 14, 2024, which is also celebrated as Valentine's Day across the globe. Marley was a pioneer of peace, love, and harmonious living. It is only befitting that the documentary celebrating the legend is released on a day when love is celebrated across the globe.

Bob Marley: One Love will be released on Valentine's Day 2024


Paramount Pictures released the latest trailer for the Marley biopic on December 5, 2023, and it officially announced February 14, 2024, as the release date for the film.

The official trailer starts with Bob Marley's Redemption Song, which talks about freedom of choice and freedom from oppressive and repressive authority. Bob Marley was an activist against repressive State atrocities in Jamaica (and a voice of anti-establishment across the world). His music was his means of spreading this message to the masses.

One of the memorable dialogues from the trailer portrays Marley's struggles when he says:

"There is a war going on. How I can bring peace? I can't even get peace for myself."

His upcoming biopic is a drama musical exploring the reggae legend's short but eventful life. It explores how he rose to be one of the pioneers of reggae music. His career was distinguished by the combination of his unique voice and compositional style with elements of ska, reggae, and rocksteady.

Marley's contributions to music elevated Jamaican music's profile globally and established him as a major figure in popular culture. Marley developed a reputation as a Rastafari icon throughout his career and integrated spirituality into his songs. In addition, he is regarded as a global representation of Jamaican identity, music, and culture. His vocal advocacy of democratic social reforms sparked controversy.

The latest trailer for the film shows glimpses of an assassination attempt on Marley at his home in Jamaica. The trailer provides a look into how the film might also tackle the political backdrop of Marley's lifetime and his struggles to counter political oppression.

The upcoming biopic stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Marley, Lashana Lynch as Rita Marley, Jesse Cilio as Norval Marley, and James Norton as Chris Blackwell. Additional members of the ensemble cast for the film include Michael Gandolfini, Nadine Marshall, and Anthony Welsh, among others.

Stay tuned for the release of what looks like a fantastic biopic when it releases across theaters on February 14, 2024.

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Edited by Shreya Das