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Ziggy Marley Approves of Kingsley Ben-Adir’s Portrayal of Bob Marley in ‘One Love’ Film

Bob Marley’s legendary life and career will be captured in the forthcoming film Bob Marley: One Love, and in a new clip shared on Monday (Dec. 4), the late reggae star’s son, Ziggy Marley, gives actor Kingsley Ben-Adir the stamp of approval for his portrayal of his father.

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“In the audition, I saw Kingsley, who plays my father. He was the one who kept my attention,” Ziggy says in the video shared by Paramount Pictures. “Kingsley did a great job in an artful way, not trying to mimic my father.

He continued, “To be true to who Bob was, how he speaks, how he acts, how he sees the world, I think Kingsley is bringing that human element. Not just the legend or the artist, but the human side, the emotional side.”

According to the official synopsis for the Reinaldo Marcus Green-directed film, One Love “celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity” and tells the tale of the singer-songwriter “overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.”

Bob Marley: One Love — produced in partnership with the Marley family — hits theaters on Jan. 12, 2024. Watch Ziggy discuss Ben-Adir’s performance below.

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