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Marvin Gaye's Son & His Fam Are Taking Legal Action To Stop Lenny Kravitz's Role In Biopic!

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With Marvin Gaye's 80s biopic getting ready to film in 2013, Marvin Gaye III and the rest of the Gaye family are having a hard time with Lenny Kravitz playing the legend, and they're doing anything they can to STOP the production… including taking legal action!!!

Say whaaaaat?!?

Gaye's son told sources:

"The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful… [They're] trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don't even know the whole story. I would hope [Lenny] doesn't have any idea that we are against this film being done."

But it's not so much that Marvin's family is against Lenny playing the role, it's just that they don't want the film to even be produced.

Now, to try to put an end to a flick that would demonstrate a hard time in the icon's life, his kin is meeting with lawyers, but Marvin Jr. is also talking to Kravitz about "why he would do this."

Sadly, the musician has yet to say anything about his role in the movie, but let's just hope he doesn't do something he'll regret in the future.

We wouldn't want a film that was meant to honor the late idol to turn into a disastrous brawl!!

[Image via Lota Accursio/WENN & AP Images.]

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11 comments to “Marvin Gaye's Son & His Fam Are Taking Legal Action To Stop Lenny Kravitz's Role In Biopic!”

  1. fid says – reply to this


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    Wow, do you only do misleading titles now for all your extremely boring stories??

    Title: "Marvin Gaye's Son & His Fam Are Taking Legal Action To Stop Lenny Kravitz's Role In Biopic!"

    Body:
    "But it's not so much that Marvin's family is against Lenny playing the role,"



  2. 2

    Did you hear this through the grapevine, Parrotez?



  3. 3

    Thank God I hope they stop it.

  4. teeter totter says – reply to this


    4

    He was a great musician who died to young and tragically, but I would see this movie with the right cast. Not familiar with Lenny Kravitz (only heard the name) so not going to judge one way or the other on this story.

  5. teeter totter says – reply to this


    5

    He was a great musician who died too young and tragically, but I would see this movie with the right cast. Not familiar with Lenny Kravitz (only heard the name) so not going to judge one way or the other on this story.

  6. @v@ says – reply to this


    6

    Re: fid – Definitely the ol' bait and switcheroo.

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    7

    Re: Phibes – Lol. When parroting net gossip columnists are depressed, they lie woefully on the couch and tell their shrinks, 'I've lost the urge to repeat everything.'



  8. 8

    Re: @v@:-) Season's greetings!



  9. 9

    If a (good) movie is made about Marvin Gaye, IMO Jessie L Martin should play him.

  10. jk says – reply to this


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    The family does not want a movie showing how he was nmurdered by his own father, Marvin bought them that house and paid their way for years. His drug problem made his mood swings unbareable for the family so after an argument his dad went and got the gun and killed his son in cold blood..that is why they want the movie stopped. I would think that his kids wold be the ones that would say if that movie can be made or not.
    AND BTW the family is trying to stop Lenny from making the movie no matter how it worded. If they stop the movie they stop Lenny from playing the part. Always the same damn people the get in here and bitch , a pack of homophobic asswipes that need to harass Perez because he is gay, they should be charged with hate crimes the creeps.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: Phibes – Same to you, Dr. Phibes. Have one on me.