Rollingstone.com has learned that Lenny Kravitz. has signed on to play legendary R&B singer Marvin Gaye in s up voming bio pic. The Julien Temple-directed film will reportedly cover Gaye’s life durring the self imposed European exile he did in the 1980s to try and manage his drug addictions, and mounting pressures of fame. It was because of that time that Gaye was able to rebound from his personal difficulties with Motown Records. and have a career resurgence that spawned his Grammy winning hit “Sexual Healing” before his volatile murder by his father in 1984.
Kravitz’s prior acting credits include supporting roles in The Hunger Gamesand Lee Daniels’ Precious. He is set to reprise his role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and work with Daniels again in the new White House drama, Butler The Marvin Gaye bio pic will sever as the first lead role of his acting career. We’ll keep you posted if we learn more details about the project.
From: Midnight Love