10/31/2008 01:27:00 AM

'Set It Off' director to direct new Marvin Gaye biopic.

Posted by SouthernGurl

F. Gary Gray is set to direct Marvin - a biopic of iconic singer Marvin Gaye with C. Gaby Mitchell signed on to write the script. Variety reports the film will be produced by David Foster with Duncan McGillivray. The duo are planning to shop the film to studios and financiers next week and the production does have complete music rights to Gaye’s catalog of songs –including his biggest hits Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Heard It Through the Grapevine, What's Goin' On and Let's Get It On. Filmmakers are planning to have the movie’s star lip synch to Gaye’s original recordings. Gray (Set It Off, Sexual Healing also in the works.mSexual Healing (which stars Jesse L. Martin) is said to focus on Gaye’s declining years in the music industry due to the film only receiving the rights to Gaye’s post-Motown career.

Gray’s Marvin will cover the singer’s entire life including his rise at Motown, his defiance of Berry Gordy with the recording of What's Goin' On, and his death in 1984.

Any ideas on who you all think should play the lead role?


Anonymous said...

i think denzil washington. He play good acting role and he has a more mature look closely to marvin gave.

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