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Lenny Kravitz Is Marvin Gaye! Filming Starts 2013!

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We heard it through the grapevine…

Umm… this is sort of perfect!!

As much as we love Lenny Kravitz gyrating with his mic pole, he's totally been impressing us with his Thespian chops. So hey! The more, the merrier!

With Precious and Hunger Games under his belt, Lenny has been chosen to portray the legendary Marvin Gaye in a new film helmed by Julien Temple.

Focusing on the soul singer's time in Europe — and his subsequent battle with addiction — the 80s biopic is scheduled to begin filming sometime next year. Whoo!

As we're sure you know, Marvin was tragically shot by his father and died on April 1, 1984 right here in Tinsel Town. And there's no doubt that Lenny will give his all to honor the late great!

We love him! Especially that Fly Away video… perfection! XX

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9 comments to “Lenny Kravitz Is Marvin Gaye! Filming Starts 2013!”

  1. m says – reply to this


    i do not want to receive any emails. i want my email address removed from your mailing list. why can't i remove my email address & info?

  2. Mrs. Momoa says – reply to this


    I think this is a good casting…Good Luck Lenny.

  3. Browneyedbeauty4 says – reply to this


    I think Lenny will do a great job!

  4. 4

    From what I've seen of Lenny's acting career he has chosen roles wisely and done a good job of actually acting. He is one of the rare exceptions where I can take a singer seriously as an actor. I definitely think he can do this justice.

  5. 5

    excellent casting.

  6. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Love Marvin Gaye, not sure I know who this guy is - but will take your word that he will be good.

  7. Trixiebelle says – reply to this


    Great choice! I met Marvin Gaye in the 1980's. He was BEAUTIFUL and so, SO gracious. A month later, he was dead. :(

  8. 8

    Damn it! I love Lenny, but I really believe that Jesse L. Martin would do a great job as Marvin. That is a movie Jesse was born to play. He is a fantastic actor and he sings ……NO! He SAAANGS

  9. joe says – reply to this


    Re: mancheeks64 – I agree jesse L martin is a better choice!