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Lenny Kravitz to play Marvin Gaye in biopic

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lenny Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing singer Marvin Gaye in a biopic that will be shot next year.

The rocker's publicist, Carleen Donovan, confirmed the news Tuesday. Kravitz has played supporting roles in the past, including a small part in "The Hunger Games."

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Rolling Stone first reported details about the 48-year-old performer's part in the film, directed by Julien Temple.

The magazine says the "Are You Gonna Go My Way" singer will portray Gaye during the 1980s when he was fighting his addictions and attempting to restart his career. Gaye died in 1984 after being shot by his father.

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29Comments
Nov 27, 2012 3:20PM
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He's handsome, sexy, and talented!!  Yessssssss!!!  Great casting!!
Nov 27, 2012 4:01PM
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I think he's a great choice to play Marvin, but the better question is who is going to play Tammi Terrell and Mary Wells? Both women had a huge impact on Marvin's life especially Terrell who's death he never got over and may have contributed to his drug use and inevitably his death.

Nov 27, 2012 3:34PM
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THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY VERY INTERESTING I LOVE LENNY


Nov 27, 2012 3:49PM
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Lenny is going to do a great job. I know he's going to take this serious, and mark my words he's going to get an Oscar for this.

Nov 27, 2012 3:52PM
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he kinda looks like Marvin, very interesting.

 

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