Belfast Telegraph

Monday 2 March 2015

Marvin Gaye's son slams movie plans

Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz

Marvin Gaye's son doesn't want Lenny Kravitz to portray his late father in a biopic he calls "shameful".

Lenny has been tipped to play the Motown star in an upcoming film which is said to focus on Marvin's life in the '80s and his battle with drug abuse and depression.

Son Marvin III is said to be against the making of the movie, which has the working title Sexual Healing.

"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," he apparently fumed to TMZ.

Marvin Jr. claims he and 48-year-old Lenny are childhood friends, who even went to the same school.

He wants to talk to his pal about the decision to take on the role, claiming other family members are meeting with lawyers to put a halt on production.

"[I want to] talk to him about why he would do this," he explained.

"I would hope [Lenny] doesn't have any idea that we are against this film being done."

TMZ reports they failed to reach Lenny for comment.

Marvin Snr. passed away 1984, after he was shot by his own father.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Pisces:

Your employer will entrust you with some important tasks. Don't let them down. By doing a good job, you'll pave the way for a pay increase. You can put the extra money towards a home or car. Having financial security will allow you to develop your creative talents. It's important for you to exercise your imagination at every opportunity. Letting it lay dormant is like refusing to harvest a thriving crop. Stop wasting the valuable gifts you've been given.More