The red carpet and the stars were present on Tuesday night (January 23) in Kingston, Jamaica, to discover the famous biopic dedicated to the most famous Caribbean man in the world.
An effervescent atmosphere at the Carib 5 Theater in Kinston, for what is undoubtedly the cinematographic event of the beginning of 2024.
Music stars, movie stars, political figures and people crowded together on the red carpet Tuesday night. Even Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, traveled to Jamaica for the occasion.
Therefore, it was the world premiere of the highly anticipated “Bob Marley, One Love” about the life of the undisputed king of reggae. A film produced by Paramount and directed by New York filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green, delighted to present it in Bob Marley’s country in the first place.
Being here with the Jamaican people, our cast, our crew… We filmed here in Jamaica, in Trenchtown. It’s incredible to share this with them, with the Marley family, this movie is a gift.Reinaldo Marcus Green, director
The biopic literally stars British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir, who becomes Marley on screen. A real performance.
Playing Bob is not easy. There is a big story behind this and I wanted to make sure I fully understood it. But it’s the same every time I take on a role. Have to work. And when you start studying Bob, you realize that he was a very hard worker.Kingsley Ben-Adir, actor
The Marley family was very involved in the filming. Ziggy Marley, Bob’s son, is even one of the film’s producers.
I made sure that the spirituality was strong and that the different facets of his personality were shown. His human side, his fearful side, his violent side, his jealous side… All aspects.
For Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holmes, this biographical film is a true blessing for the country.
The producers and directors chose Jamaica as the setting to make an authentic and legitimate film. That the world premiere takes place here is also something important. It’s a nice tribute to Jamaican culture and also to Bob’s life.Andrew Holmes, Prime Minister of Jamaica
In the rest of the world, we will have to wait until February 14, 2024 to discover the film that aims to spread Bob Marley’s message everywhere: Peace, Love and Unity.