EXCLUSIVE: Following any other long casting seek, assets inform Cut-off date that Lashana Lynch has been tapped to play Bob Marley’s spouse, Rita, within the untitled Bob Marley pic for Paramount. Kingsley Ben-Adir has been set to painting the mythical Reggae singer with King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced helming.
Very similar to the casting of Bob, a big internet was once solid when it got here to discovering the suitable individual to play Rita together with taking a look to seek out anyone with Jamaican descent (Lynch was once born in England however her circle of relatives comes from Jamaica). Following a number of checks together with chemistry reads with Ben-Adir, Lynch now not handiest received over pros but in addition Rita and the Marley circle of relatives, who all gave their blessing to the casting.
Rita, Ziggy and Cedella Marley can even produce on behalf of Tuff Gong. Robert Teitel can even produce. Script is by means of Inexperienced and Zach Baylin.
Bob Marley died of most cancers in 1981 at age 36, however in that quick lifetime he modified the panorama of tune, introducing generations to reggae with such songs as “Get Up, Stand Up,” “One Love,” “No Girl, No Cry,” “May You Be Cherished,” “Buffalo Soldier,” “Jammin’” and “Redemption Track.”
Whilst audiences be mindful Bob for his have an effect on at the Reggae scene and political activism, his and Rita’s love tale has its personal undying really feel to it and is similarly crucial section to telling his fantastic existence tale. The 2 met when Rita was once a tender singer and Bob was once nonetheless a member of the Wailers vocal trio. After she joined The Soulettes, Marley started mentoring the crowd, which in the end ended in the 2 falling in love.
Lynch is having herself moderately a second that begins together with her scene-stealing efficiency in the newest James Bond pic No Time to Die. On most sensible of that she additionally was once not too long ago see in Wonder’s Physician Abnormal within the Multiverse of Insanity. Subsequent up for her is Sony’s The Girl King, which is already drawing award season buzz in addition to Netflix’s Matilda adaptation the place she performs Ms. Honey.
She is repped by means of CAA in the USA, BWH Company in the United Kingdom, Danielle Robinson and Sloane Be offering.