Lenny Kravitz To Play Marvin Gaye In New Film

Lenny Kravitz will star as Marvin Gaye in a film tentatively titled Midnight Love, a biopic on the soul singer's time in Belgium, while recording his Midnight Love album, and suffering from drug addiction.

The film, helmed by Julien Temple (The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle), would be the first major film role for Kravitz, who had a bit part in The Hunger Games.

Shooting on the picture was supposed to begin late last year, but, according to a report in the New York Post, Berry Gordy, the Motown label founder and owner of the rights to the reproduction of Gaye's image, is opposed to it:

"He [Gordy] basically owns the rights to the Marvin Gaye story . . . And he's been quietly blocking the scripts and music because he doesn't want his name dragged through the mud," a source told the paper.

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