Born Robert Nesta Marley in Jamaica in 1945, Bob Marley was a reggae pioneer who changed the world of music before his tragic death from cancer at the age of 36.

His hits include 'Three Little Birds', 'No Woman No Cry', 'Is This Love', 'Redemption Song', 'Could You Be Loved', 'Jamming' and many more, while his albums included Catch A Fire, Exodus, and the 15-times platinum Legend compilation.

Kevin McDonald's 2012 Marley documentary told his story with a mixture of new interviews and archive footage, while a stage production Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is currently running in London. A feature biopic is long overdue, and here's everything you need to know.

Bob Marley: One Love. cast?

After a year-long search around the world, Paramount cast British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir as the reggae icon.

Deadline reported that Ben-Adir, whose biggest roles include hit TV series Peaky Blinders and a key turn as Malcolm X in 2020's One Night in Miami, won the part ahead of dozens of other actors who were up for consideration.

Former 007 Lashana Lynch will play Bob's wife Rita, while his dad Norval Marley is played by Jesse Cilio.

James Norton plays Island Records man Chris Blackwell, while the cast is rounded out by Tosin Cole, Michael Gandolfini, Nadine Marshall, and Anthony Welsh.

Bob Marley: One Love - ABOUT MOVIE!!

From what we've been told, it looks like the film will take a broad view of Bob Marley's whole life.

His son (and the movie's executive producer) Ziggy Marley said: "You’ve heard the music and you think you know the man but do you really understand what he went through and what moments shaped him into the person he became.

"This film will bring you to witness for the first time what it was like to be around the legend, to see his pain his sorrows his joys and his redemption."

He added: "Filmed in England and Jamaica the cast and crew represents one of the most unique creation to ever come out of a Hollywood studio.