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Lashana Lynch to play Rita Marley in Bob Marley biopic

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The 2021 James Bond star No Time to Die has been cast as Rita Marley in Paramount’s as-yet-untitled biopic.

THE Lasana Leeds expected to play his wife Bob Marley in a film about the life of the reggae music legend.

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The star of the 2021 James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ has been cast as Rita Marley in biopic Paramount’s as-yet-untitled, according to Deadline.

He will co-star with British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir, who is set to play the Jamaican singer, songwriter and civil and social rights activist.

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Its director Marcus Greene is also reportedly on board with the project. Green – born the year Marley died – won the Special Jury Prize for his feature debut Monsters and Men at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

According to Deadline, Rita and the Marley family have given their approval to the casting of the film, which is expected to be released in 2024.

The film will not chronicle Bob Marley’s entire life, but will focus on the 1970s, when the singer survived an assassination attempt in Jamaica and fled to London, where he recorded the Exodus album, with the hits Jamming, Three Little Birds and One Love.

In an interview with The Guardian last May, Marcus Green said of Bob Marley: “He gave so much joy and spread messages of love and peace that are as important as ever today. But we want to show every side of Bob, including his toughness, without hiding anything.”

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