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'Bob Marley: One Love' arrives March 13 in Philippines cinemas

The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — Bob Marley: One Love, a film celebrating the legendary reggae musician, opened at No. 1 across several countries worldwide with an estimated gross of $80-million, including $51-million in North America.

The movie broke the record for biggest opening day for a music biopic in several markets, including the UK, New Zealand, and Jamaica, where the film boasts the biggest opening day for a movie ever.

Arriving in Philippine cinemas on March 13, Bob Marley: One Love was made with close guidance and blessing of the Marley family, with two of Marley’s children – Ziggy and Cedella – and his wife, musician Rita Marley, at the helm as producers. Alongside them are executive producers Brad Pitt, Richard Hewitt, Orly Marley, and Matt Solodky, who assembled a cast that’s led by Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch as Bob and Rita Marley.

Director and co-writer Reinaldo Marcus Green acknowledges the scale and responsibility of creating a movie based on the icon. “There are films,” says Green. “And then there are films about Bob Marley.”

During the process of making Bob Marley: One Love, Green says people always have a story to tell about the musician. “He had that power. He was everyone’s best friend, you know? ‘I saw him in concert...’ Or, ‘He changed my life when I was 15…’ People think they know Bob Marley, have a version of him in their mind, because of how we all connect with his music.”

With this film, Green hopes to give the audience a side of Bob Marley that not a lot of people have seen, based on real conversations with friends, family, and acquaintances. The authenticity that Bob Marley: One Love delivers is the direct result of collaborating so closely with the musician’s loved ones.

The result is a powerful snapshot of a legend whose calls for peace and togetherness made him a target. A man with faults and challenges like any other, but a force for change that did good for his family, friends, and the world.

"Bob Marley: One Love' celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita.

In Philippine cinemas starting March 13, Bob Marley: One Love is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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