It looks like famed musician Lenny Kravitz has officially signed on to portray legendary musician Marvin Gaye in an upcoming biopic directed by Juilien Temple. Details are iffy at the moment, but it is said that the movie would primarily take place during Gaye’s time in London during the 80’s and will focus on his growing problem with substance abuse, which eventually led to his murder at the hands of his own father.
I’m surprised to some degree that this movie actually hasn’t been made already, what with Gaye being not just a monumental recording artist, but also an individual whose personal journey and career have been well documented, much of it through the evolution of his music. I hope Kravitz and Temple have what it takes to do the man’s life justice. His death was truly a tragedy, so I’m all for anything that stands as a monument to his life and remarkable career.[via Coming Soon]