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Lenny Kravitz Set to Star as Marvin Gaye in Upcoming Biopic

Are you ready to see Lenny Kravitz take on his first leading role?

The film is being made by Julien Temple, whose documentary London: The Modern Babylon was a cornerstone of this summer’s Cultural Olympiad and who is best known for directing Absolute Beginners and for his films on the Sex Pistols.

It would chart the final years of Gaye’s  life in London from 1981, when he was suffering from an addiction to alcohol and an allergy to the taxman, and how he was rescued by music promoter Freddy Cousaert and spirited away to his flat in Ostend, Belgium, to recover.

This would be the first lead role that Kratitz has landed, though he did show an aptitude for the silver screen by playing a dangerously rebellious stylist in The Hunger Games.

He has already won acclaim for his musical career, with hits including Are You Gonna Go My Way and a cover of American Woman that featured in the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Curiously, Gaye’s Let’s Get It On also made an appearance in that film.

via Standard

  • http://www.treeturtle.com/ Tree Turtle

    No resemblance whatsoever to Marvin Gaye, but a talented performer…Wonder how (or if) the film will deadline with Marvin’s horrible murder at the hands of this crazy father. What’s going on? What WENT on?!