Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Most Honorable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica were some of the guests who graced the red carpet at the Jamaican premiere of “Bob Marley: One Love.”
A film that celebrates the life and music of Jamaica’s reggae ambassador, “Bob Marley: One Love,” stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob and is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and is produced by Robert Teitel, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley and Cedella Marley.
“Bob Marley’s work and legacy has had such an impact on global affairs,” shared Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness on the red carpet. “His music has been and continues to be the anthem of liberation struggles right across the world. His music adds voice to the voiceless people who have been oppressed. It’s very important that we continue to re-establish his work and his impact. This film does that in a very big way. The fact that the world premiere is here is also significant. It pays a great honor to the Jamaican culture and to Bob’s life as well.”
With performances by Bob Marley’s granddaughters Mystic, Zuri and grandson Yohan, in attendance was singer Nadine Sutherland and Paramount Pictures President & CEO Brian Robbins and wife Tracy Robbins.
Cast members from the film who attended the premiere held at the Carib 5 Theatre in Kingston included James Norton who plays Chris Blackwell, the founder of the Island Records who signed Bob, renowned singers Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths from The I-Threes who became an official part of Bob Marley’s organization in 1974.
The film releases in theatres February 14
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