The long-awaited lead in the Bob Marley movie has been cast! In the wake of a global manhunt, Deadline reported that the search for the “Is This Love” singer was finally done.
It has been claimed that Paramount Pictures has cast Kinglsey Ben-Adir as the legendary Jamaican singer. Prior to “One Night in Miami,” Ben-Adir was known for his role as Malcolm X.
Ben-Adir’s role in Netflix’s “The OA” has made him a frontrunner in the race for the Best Actor Oscar. He recently portrayed former President Obama on Showtime’s “The Comey Rule.”
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The film will be directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the man behind “King Richard.” All three of Ziggy Marley’s sisters will also serve as producers of the film alongside Robert Teitel, who will direct it.
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Kingsley Ben-Adir has been tapped to play Bob Marley in an untitled biopic at Paramount.— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) February 11, 2022
‘King Richard’ director Reinaldo Marcus Green will direct the film.
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Robert Nesta Marley, better known as Bob Marley, was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Mile, Jamaica. As one of the first reggae musicians and singers, Bob Marley is widely regarded as one of the genre’s pioneers. Reggae, Ska, and Rocksteady were all influences on his music. Additionally, he has gained prominence because of his distinct voice and songwriting abilities.
The “Buffalo Soldier” singer became a Rastafari hero and was highly regarded as a symbol of Jamaican music and culture around the world. He openly advocated the legalization of marijuana and the Pan-Africanist movement, to which he gave his full support.
In 1963, Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer founded a band called the Teenagers, which launched his musical career. The Wailers would be the band’s name in later years. “One Love” was the single from their debut album, “The Wailing Wailers,” which was released in 1965.
On this day in 1945, legendary reggae artiste Bob Marley was born.— AFRICAN & BLACK HISTORY (@AfricanArchives) February 6, 2022
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” —Bob Marley
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Upon signing with Island Records, the band changed its name to Bob Marley and the Wailers, and went on to release eleven studio albums under that moniker. After signing a record deal with a major record company, a band’s international popularity was short-lived. A year after their release of “Burnin'” and “Catch a Fire” in 1973, the band split. Marley, on the other hand, went on to release numerous additional albums under the band’s name.
On May 11, 1981, he wedded Rita Marley, whom he had married in 1966 and with whom he had been married ever since. In Miami, Florida, he died at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Marley was diagnosed with a form of malignant melanoma under his toenail in July of that year. As he feared that amputating the toe might limit his capacity to perform, Marley attempted alternative means of treatment.
While jogging in Central Park in New York City, he collapsed and died in 1980. His brain, lungs, and liver had all been infected with cancer, and he was taken to the hospital immediately. After only a year, he was pronounced dead. On May 21, 1981, he was accorded a state funeral in Jamaica and interred with his guitar in a chapel near his birthplace.
Even though he died a long time ago, his legacy endures. Reggae’s all-time best-seller, “Legend” (1984), is his greatest hits collection. There are more than 75 million copies of his albums in circulation around the world, making him one of the most popular performers of all time.