The film, made in collaboration with the Marley family, will hit theaters early next year.
Meanwhile, tensions back home in Jamaica are running high as political parties clash. In a conversation, Marley asserts, “There’s a war going on. You can’t separate the music and the message.” The person replies, “And what is the message?” to which the icon simply replies, “Peace.”
The clash comes to a head when rebels shoot up Marley’s home. “Bob, they tried to kill you and your wife, and now you’re choosing to return home to Jamaica to play a peace concert? Don’t you fear for your life?” a person inquires. Later in the trailer, Marley’s views become clear: “My life is not for me. My life is for people.”
According to the official synopsis for the 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.”
The movie — produced in partnership with the Marley family — will be released in theaters on Jan. 12, 2024.
This piece was originally published by Billboard and was written by Starr Bowenbank.