Dr. Dre Is Making Movie About Marvin Gaye
A movie about the life of Marvin Gaye is underway. According to reports, the project is being helmed by Dr. Dre (real name Andre Young).
The 53-year-old music mogul had huge success in the film world, after producing 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton,” on which he served as a producer.
Reportedly, Dre has the rights to use Gaye’s music on the project.
Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”. On April 1, 1984, Gaye was shot by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., during a family dispute.
To date, there have been many attempts to do a film about Gaye. Most recently, Jamie Foxx landed the rights for a limited series. Others including F. Gary Gray, Lenny Kravitz and Jesse Williams have all attempted to bring the project to light.
No further details about the movie have been released.