British actress Lashana Lynch, who is thought for her work in “No Time To Die”, has been tapped to play Bob Marley’s spouse, Rita, within the untitled Bob Marley biopic.
Her fellow British actor, Kingsley Ben-Adir, can be seen portraying the legendary Reggae singer with King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green helming the venture, reviews ‘Deadline’.
Similar to the casting of Bob, a big web was forged when it got here to discovering the proper particular person to play Rita together with trying to discover somebody with Jamaican descent (Lashana Lynch was born in England however her household comes from Jamaica).
According to ‘Deadline,’ following a number of assessments together with chemistry reads with Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch not solely gained over execs but in addition Rita and the Marley household, who all gave their blessing to the casting.
‘Deadline’ additional states that Rita, Ziggy and Cedella Marley will produce on behalf of Tuff Gong. Robert Teitel can even produce. Script has been penned by Green and Zach Baylin.
Bob Marley died of most cancers in 1981 at age 36, however in that quick lifetime he modified the panorama of music, introducing generations to reggae with such songs as “Get Up, Stand Up”, “One Love”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Buffalo Soldier”, “Jammin” and “Redemption Song”.
While the viewers bear in mind Bob for his influence on the Reggae scene and political activism, his and Rita’s love story has its personal timeless really feel to it and is equally important to telling his unbelievable life story.
The two met when Rita was a younger singer and Bob was nonetheless a member of the Wailers vocal trio. After she joined The Soulettes, Marley started mentoring the group, which finally led to the 2 falling in love.
Lashana Lynch was just lately seen in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. Next up for her is Sony’s “The Woman King”, which is already drawing award season buzz in addition to Netflix’s “Matilda” adaptation the place she performs Ms. Honey.