Sunday, September 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Dr. Dre is working on a Marvin Gaye movie

/ 10:02 PM June 19, 2018

Dr. Dre was also one of several producers on the NWA movie biopic, “Straight Outta Compton”. Image: AFP/Valerie Macon

American rapper and producer Dr. Dre has secured the rights to use Marvin Gaye’s music in a film, reports Variety.

This isn’t the first time that someone has attempted to portray Marvin Gaye’s life and musical achievements on screen. In fact, in 2016, there was talk of a limited series produced by actor and musician Jamie Foxx, although the project does not appear to have advanced.

ADVERTISEMENT

It was, according to Pitchfork.com, to be the first series about Marvin Gaye’s life to be officially authorized by the musician’s family. Prior to that, other figures from the music and movie worlds who have tried to get a Marvin Gaye biopic off the ground include F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin and Lenny Kravitz.

Musician Marvin Gaye, who died in 1984, made news in 2015 when Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams were found guilty of plagiarizing his song, “Got To Give It Up,” on their track, “Blurred Lines”, the world’s top-selling single of 2013. JB

RELATED STORIES:

WATCH: Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ with Lady Gaga releases trailer

WATCH: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ gets a teaser trailer

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Biopic, Blurred Lines, Dr. Dre, Marvin Gaye, Rapper
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.