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Two Marvin Gaye Biopics in the Works

Another Marvin Gaye biopic is now in the works. Director F. Gary Gray will direct Marvin, which will be competing against the James Gandolfini-produced Sexual Healing, starring Law & Order‘s Jesse L. Martin as Gaye. One difference between the two films is their soundtracks: Marvin managed to secure the rights to Gaye’s Motown output. Sexual Healing only has permission to use Gaye’s post-Motown recordings, and will focus on Gaye’s declining years, his life in Europe and his untimely death. Marvin has not cast the role of Gaye yet.


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