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Dr. Dre Marvin Gaye Biopic Reportedly in the Works

Dr. Dre Marvin Gaye Biopic Reportedly in the Works

Singer Marvin Gaye performs on opening night at Radio City Music Hall, May 17, 1983, New York. (AP Photo/Nancy Kaye)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 June 2018 03:59 PM

Rapper Dr. Dre has plans for a movie based on the life of late singer Marvin Gaye, who was tragically shot to death by his father during a family dispute in 1984. Gaye was 44.

As one of Motown’s most successful artists, Gaye recorded such classics as “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing.” Hip-hop legend Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, is the latest of many who have attempted a biopic about Gaye.

Sources say rights to Gaye’s music have been secured for the film project, Variety reported. None had been authorized to do the project by Gaye’s family until now.

Actors Lenny Kravitz and Jesse L. Martin made attempts at a movie of Gaye’s life as did James Gandolfini and director Cameron Crowe. Jamie Foxx had the rights to a limited series in 2016, but the project has not proceeded. There also is a documentary still in development, which was set for release last year, according to The Guardian.

Dre became a business mogul since his success as one of the four original members of the rap group NWA. He produced the Oscar-nominated film “Straight Outta Compton,” which followed the story of how NWA began.

This will be Dr. Dre’s first feature film since that movie, which grossed more than $200 million and received a nomination for best screenplay for the 2016 Academy Awards.

Oddly, Variety noted, Dre is represented by the legal firm of King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, which represented Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against the Gaye family in 2015. Thicke and Williams were ordered to pay millions because their “Blurred Lines” infringed on Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.”

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