HIP-POP REPORT WITH OZMAN: Lenny Kravitz To Play Marvin Gaye In Upcoming Biopic
According to Huffington Post:
Lenny Kravitz has lined up a starring role in a Marvin Gaye biopic, The Evening Standard reports.
The project is directed by Julian Temple, known for his documentary "London: The Modern Babylon" as well as "Absolute Beginners." Temple also has plenty of experience with bringing music to the big screen, having directed a number of movies about the Sex Pistols.
The Gaye movie will center on the soul singer's later years. Gaye, as NME notes, battled alcoholism and nasty tax issues while living in London. Though his situation improved once he left the town, he was fatally shot by his father in Los Angeles.
Kravitz has kept busy mixing music and acting, appearing as Cinna in "The Hunger Games" and taking up "Negrophilia," an album he started years ago.
The Standard also reports that Gaye's second wife Janis is "skeptical" about the project.