Still photographer D. Stevens has signed on to direct “Marvin – The Life Story of Marvin Gaye,” a 40 million biopic from producer Duncan McGillivray due to begin filming later this year.
Roberta Flack will serve as music supervisor on the film, which plans to use 24 of the late music legend’s songs. Shooting will take place in Washington D.C., Detroit and Los Angeles, McGillivray tells the Hollywood Reporter.
"It's amazing that Marvin's story hasn't been told in its entirety in a big-budget feature film. We will be the first to do it," he said.
This is huge!
Aparrently this big budget film actually got the rights to 24 of Marvin's tunes. Hmmm I wonder if Jamie Foxx will star in this flick.
Also that's great that Roberta Flack will be overseeing the music of the film. I wonder if she'll sing an original new tribute song to him as well.
"He was the voice of an angel trapped in the body of a man" - David Ritz on Marvin Gaye
Post by Emerald City on May 19, 2006 19:22:30 GMT -5
$40 or $60 million is very steep ... not that Marvin isn't worth it...that's just a whole lot of money and I am eager to find out which 24 songs they were able to get rights to...could have been much more at those prices IMO ...thanks for the update ... oh and WHO do you all think should playMarvin??
:yes: The effin' nerve... :hmph: I wanted to punch whoever did this film in the mouth. We all knew about Frankie's bad sides (and that was a dumb choice to have a grown-ass man play Frankie when he was still a teen) but we didn't get to see more of the good sides. All because of the polygamy issues... :bonk:
Try it, you'll like it/what the world needs now/is a little more love... - Marvin Gaye
Post by Emerald City on May 20, 2006 19:31:27 GMT -5
Why Do Fools to me was one of those 'something ain't right but I just can't put my finger on it' moments :idunno: ...very weird to say the least...but whoever recommended Jamie for Marvin is kidding...nothing personal against hom of course, but it just ain't there for him to play Marv