Black Entertainment : Kravitz to Play Gaye?

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    © WENN / Lenny Kravitz
    Lenny Kravitz to play Marvin Gaye in new biopic?
    Nov. 20, 2012, 6:15 PM EST
    WENN
    Rocker-actor Lenny Kravitz has reportedly been tapped to portray Marvin Gayein filmmaker Julien Temple's forthcoming biopic.
    The controversial British director stepped in to revive the project last year after both Cameron Crowe and F. Gary Gray abandoned plans to bring the soul legend's life story to the big screen, and now Kravitz has been cast as the music icon, according to London newspaper the Evening Standard.
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    Kravitz had small roles in "Precious" and "The Hunger Games," but if the rumors are true, this will mark his debut as a leading man. Will Smith and Terrence Howardhad previously been linked to the role.
    The film, tentatively titled "Midnight Love," will focus on Gaye's final studio album of the same name, which was recorded in Belgium, where the singer was living in tax exile.
    The biopic will be shot in Ostend, the town the "Sexual Healing" singer called home in the early 1980s. Gaye was fatally shot after an altercation with his father in 1984.


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  3. Kemetstry

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    Somehow, I dont see him as Gaye





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    Maybe not....But, I was MORE shocked when I read that TERRENCE HOWARD and WILL SMITH had been considered for the role before him.

    Now, EITHER of THEM woulda been a STRETCH for me! :lol:
     
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    If either of them pull it off, they'd deserve an Oscar





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    © AP / Lenny Kravitz

    Marvin Gaye's son speaks out against biopic
    Dec. 3, 2012, 11:55 AM EST
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    Marvin Gaye's son is attempting to pull the plug on a Hollywood biopic about the soul legend, by urging Lenny Kravitz to walk away from the lead role.
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    Marvin Gaye III has consulted lawyers about shutting down director Julien Temple's planned movie, which will reportedly focus on the Motown singer's battle with drug abuse and depression in the last years of his life. Kravitz has been tapped to star in the film, but Gaye III wants the rocker-turned-actor to know he and his relatives do not support the "wrong and shameful" project.
    Gaye III tells TMZ.com that Kravitz is a childhood friend, and admits he would like to "talk to him about why he would do this," adding, "I would hope he doesn't have any idea that we are against this film being done." He says, "The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful. ... (They're) trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don't even know the whole story." Gaye was shot dead after an altercation with his father in 1984.


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    It won't happen....
     
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    they must want mostly white people to come and pay to see it.....

    The older black people who grew up on his music and were his big fans on his rise ain't going to be checking for Lenny Kravitz...has he even ever been in a movie?

    They might as well go all the way out and get K.C. and let him do his thing...

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    It would have been nice if this movie was made while Don Cornelius was still here in the physical because he was such a big part of Marvin's success and exposure thru soul train..
     
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    I dont think anyone sees Kravitz as Gaye.

    Gaye's career is much more than his substance abuse. His relationship with his father was his primary drive, both up and down the career ladder. I understand his sons protestations

    Gaye was successful loooooong before there was a Soul Train





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    Money, egos and contracts are involved. Stay tuned





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