Be aware, below there will be a lot of cheesy references to Marvin Gaye’s music.
I heard it through the grapevine that Dr. Dre is developing a Marvin Gaye biopic, now that he has the rights to the 70’s and 80’s soul artists music. The project is still in its early stages but Variety reports that Dre will join an ever-growing list of celebrities, actors, and directors that have attempted to bring the musicians story to live but ain’t nothing like the real thing.
Variety reported that Dre will join F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin, and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz who have all tried to bring Gaye’s story to the screen, but until now, none had been authorized by Gaye’s family. Gaye who is famous for his soulful singing in songs like ‘Let’s Get It On’, ‘Trouble Man’ and ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, became one of the world’s most successful artists until he was shot and killed by his father in a family dispute at the age of 44.
Dr. Dre, a hip-hop phenom has dabbled in movies and cinema a couple of times, helping to produce the smash hit ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and have small roles in films like ‘Training Day’ and ‘Car Wash’. Now we get to see him develop a movie about the life of one of the most sampled artists in history. With all of the artists and celebrities who have tried developing movies about Gaye, it’s surprising the tall task was handed to Dre. I guess Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.