Marvin: The Life Story of Marvin Gaye

(2016)

"Marvin," a biopic of Marvin Gaye, the iconic singer who was shot to death by his father in 1984. Gray said his movie will cover Gaye's entire life, from his emergence at Motown through his defiance of Berry Gordy to record "What's Goin' On" and on up to his death.

Gaye's hits include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Goin' On" and "Let's Get It On." The plan is to have the star of the film lip synch to Gaye's recordings.

Lenny Kravitz to Star in Marvin Gaye Biopic

Lenny Kravitz to Star in Marvin Gaye Biopic

Lenny Kravitz has signed on to portray musical legend Marvin Gaye in an untitled biopic directed by Julien Temple (Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten). This will be the singer's first lead role, after supporting turns in Precious and this year's The Hunger Games.

The drama will focus on Marvin Gaye's quest to battle his addictions and get his career back on track in the 1980s, with the help of London music promoter Freddy Cousaert. The singer was shot and killed by his father on April 1, 1984. It isn't clear who is writing the screenplay, although the musical rights to all of Marvin Gaye's songs have been acquired.

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F. Gary Gray Directs ‘Marvin’ Gaye Biopic.

F. Gary Gray is set to direct Marvin, a biopic of Marvin Gaye, the iconic singer who was shot to death by his father in 1984. C. Gaby Mitchell (Blood Diamond) is onboard to write the script.

According to Variety, producers David Foster and Duncan McGillivray will shop to studios and financiers a package that includes the complete music rights to Gaye's catalog, including the hits that made him Motown's biggest solo male star, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Goin' On" and "Let's Get It On." The plan is to have the star of the film lip synch to Gaye's recordings.

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