BET Awards 2024: What You Need to Know About the 'Bob Marley: One Love' Biopic

The film is in the running for 'Best Movie.'

The making of Bob Marley: One Love, starring British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir, is a journey into the heart and soul of one of music's most influential figures. 

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the film meticulously captures the essence of the late Bob Marley’s life, from his rise in the Jamaican music scene to his role as a global symbol of peace and love. 

The film earned a nomination for “Best Movie” at the upcoming BET Awards 2024. The film is up against some of the biggest movies of the year, including American Fiction, Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, The Book of Clarence, The Color Purple, The Equalizer 3, and The Little Mermaid. 

 See which project takes the title with Culture’s biggest night returns on Sunday, June 30 at 8 PM, hosted by Taraji P. Henson. In the meantime, here are five things to know about the film.  

  • It’s a film for biopic fans

    Bob Marley: One Love is a biographical drama that delves into the life and legacy of the legendary reggae musician Bob Marley. The film intimately examines the late artist’s journey, from his humble beginnings in Jamaica to his rise as a global icon.

  • The movie was directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green

    The movie was filmed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, a director who has proven his talent with critically acclaimed biopics like King Richard, about the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. Green’s previous work also includes the drama Monsters and Men, starring John David Washington and Anthony Ramos.

  • Kingsley Ben-Adir portrayed the legend Bob Marley

    British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir was tapped for the legendary role of Bob Marley. Ben-Adir is best known for his work in Netflix’s The OA and Regina King’s One Night in Miami, where he portrayed Human Rights activist Malcolm X. 

  • The film was created in collaboration with the Marley Family

    The Marley family was also involved in the film, ensuring an authentic representation of his life and legacy. The musician’s son, Ziggy Marley, was among the producers, providing personal insights and guidance to the project.

  • Plot

    The film covers significant events in Bob Marley's life, including his musical breakthroughs, political activism, and personal struggles. Key moments such as the assassination attempt on his life and his historic 1978 One Love Peace Concert are also highlighted.

    Tune in to the BET Awards 2024 on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET. 

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