A few months back we told you that singer Lenny Kravitz would be playing the late legendary Marvin Gaye in the biopic, Sexual Healing. After threats from Marvin Gaye’s son, Marvin Gaye III, to take legal action against Lenny and the movie, Lenny dropped out. According to several outlets Lenny and Marvin III were childhood friends and he was pissed that Lenny would be portraying his dad during the time in his life when he was a drug user. Uuummm Marvin the 3rd, your dad was on drugs. That’s a fact. But I guess I get why you’re mad that your childhood friend would be portraying your father at his worst..
In somewhat disappoining biopic news (at least to me) rocker, Lenny Kravitz’s publicist Carleen Donovan, has confirmed that the rocker will play the iconic Marvin Gaye in a biopic due to begin filming sometime next year. The film will follow the end of Gaye’s life in the early 1980′s , as he battled a drug addiction, struggled to get his career back and was ultimately shot dead by his father in 1984.
Why am I disappoinyed you may ask? Well singer, Usher had expressed his interested in playing Marvin Gaye, earlier this year and I thought that would have been a perfect fit!
Are you excited to see Lenny Kravitz as Marvin Gaye?
This morning while driving , I caught the tail end of The Ricky Smiley Morning Show, with guest Usher. Usher joked about being called Ursher, and also talked about if there was any possiblity that he and Chilli would ever get back togeteher. He said he doesn’t think so but he has talked to her recently (I loved those 2 together). Rickey Smiley then brought up that when he was younger he was a huge Marvin Gaye fan, and he thinks with Usher’s voice and swag, he is the only one who could play Marvin Gaye in a biopic. Continue reading