Marvin Gaye’s biopic is to be produced by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
Deadline reported that Warner spent at least $ 80 million to purchase the script from poet and playwright Marcus Gardley.
Society of Threat II and Book by EliThe director of Allen Hughes will direct the film.
“This is so personal to me,” said Hughes. “When I made my first film with my brother, we were luckyWhat’s happeningin the trailer forSociety of Threat 2, and it was a game changer when it came to improving the marketing of that movie. Every film of mine except the historical oneFrom hellhad a little Marvin Gaye in it, and I just always had a connection to him. “
“He’s the artist of the artist with that ethereal voice that comes straight from heaven,” he continued. “There have been a lot of great artists and then Marvin on his own trail.”
Dre, Iovine and Hughes will reunite for Marvin Gaye’s biopic.
They all worked together on the 2017 HBO miniseriesThe defiantabout the partnership between Dre and Iovine. “You’ve heard of all these big-name directors who’ve spent 35 years trying to cement those rights,” said Hughes. “It started with Dre saying let’s do this together and then Jimmy and Andrew Lazar came along and we worked with the estate, Motown and some other things that needed to be tied and we did it.”
This isn’t a traditional biopic, according to Deadline, but rather a “musical odyssey and theater experience” that celebrates the Motown Records icon and highlights the women who shaped his life.