Jesse L. Martin Replaces Lenny Kravitz in Marvin Gaye Biopic

marvin-gaye-lenny-kravitz*The Marvin Gaye biopic is on a roll now.

But Jesse L. Martin has replaced Lenny Kravitz, probably a more suitable match.

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He’ll play the starring role in the Julien Temple produced, “Sexual Healing.”
jesse l martinAccording to Deadline, the film focuses on the time Gaye spent in Europe in the early 1980s, when the soul singer attempted to get his addictions under control and career back on track with the help of British music promoter Freddy Cousaert (Gleason). Gaye was shot by his father and died in Los Angeles on April 1, 1984.

Martin was Marvin in the James Gandolfini version of a movie with the same title five years ago.

The decision to replace Lenny was actually a legal move. Marvin Gaye III, the late singer’s son, threatened legal action against the filmmakers.

Yikes.

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