November 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm #75794
Lenny Kravitz to play Marvin Gaye in biopic
Associated Press – 1 hr 28 mins ago
Associated Press/Doug Pizac, Chris Pizzello – FILE – This combination of 1983 and 2012 file photos shows Marvin Gaye, left, and Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing Gaye in a biopic that will be shot in 2013, according to his publicist on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, Chris Pizzello)
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing singer Marvin Gaye in a biopic that will be shot next year.
The rocker’s publicist Carleen Donovan confirmed the news Tuesday. Kravitz has played supporting roles in the past, including a small part in “The Hunger Games.”
Rolling Stone first reported details about the 48-year-old performer’s part in the film, directed by Julien Temple.
The magazine says the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” singer will portray Gaye during the 1980s when he was fighting his addictions and attempting to restart his career. Gaye died in 1984 after being shot by his father.November 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm #75796
I have mixed feelings about this bio, but none about Kravitz! He’s a natural talent. They signed the right man.November 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm #75797
^I agree completely.November 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm #75799
I am so happy for him. He’s been great in every snippet I’ve seen him in. And it’s odd they describe his role in HG as “small”. I suppose, relatively speaking, it is. He’s the one actor in Precious that impressed me the most. Better than all of the others.November 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm #75800
I too was greatly impressed by him in both ‘Precious’ and ‘The Hunger Games’. He’s a natural.November 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm #75801
I don’t remember him in “Precious”. Who did he play? Precious’ dad?November 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm #75802
^Eek, no. He was Nurse John. 🙂November 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm #75804
Jesse L. Martin has long been my choice.November 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm #75805
There you go MR!!!!November 28, 2012 at 9:11 am #75806
I don’t like this choice. His voice doesn’t sounds like Gaye’s, so no point in having him sing. You could just get a better actor and use Marvin’s original voice. After all, this a film, the performance is more important than singing, and suspencion of disbelief. I rather actually hear Gaye singing and have a great actor do the role instead of someone middle of the road (in terms of acting) like Kravitz overacting.November 28, 2012 at 9:19 am #75807
Just because he’s one hot piece of chocolate ass doesn’t mean he’s a good actor. He’s very mediocre at best. Do not like this choice at all.November 28, 2012 at 9:30 am #75808
I’ll certainly be happy if he snags a Best Actor nomination for this.
Ps to Sasha: Thanks for the reminder about his hotness. That’s something you’re right about.November 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm #75809
Just because he’s one hot piece of chocolate ass doesn’t mean he’s a good actor. He’s very mediocre at best. Do not like this choice at all.
LOL–don’t hold back; tell us what you really think!
I suspect it really doesn’t matter who plays Marvin Gaye, since they will have to dub his singing voice, which was unique. I suppose Kravitz is one of the less heinous choices they could have made for casting the role.