Lenny Kravitz has been cast to play Motown legend Marvin Gayein the long awaited biopic about the troubled soul singer. This will be Kravitz’s first leading role after having appeared in several other features, including “The Hunger Games” and “Precious.”
The Evening Standard is reporting that Lenny will relive the last few years of Gaye’s life in the film, covering his alcohol addiction and tax evasion while he lived in London in the early 1980s.
It is still not clear if the title of the film will remain as “Sexual Healing.” However, it will stay focused on Gaye’s latter years as he struggled with alcoholism and tax issues. While living in London, Gaye retreated to Belgium with the help of Cousaert, thus recording the album. In 1983 Gaye returned to the United States after his Love tour and moved in with his parents in Los Angeles. Gaye’s father Marvin Sr. shot his son to death after a business argument on April 1, 1984, one day before his 45th birthday.
GB will keep you posted on this story as it develops.