As you already know, Dr. Dre is no stranger to film success. Despite being known as a legendary rapper and music producer, he showed what he can do on the big screen with 2015's Straight Outta Compton. Now he has his sights set on another biopic featuring a music legend, Marvin Gaye.
Dr. Dre is now working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye. While rumors of other biopics from the likes of F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin and more have surfaced in the past, this is the first time that Marvin Gaye's estate has approved anything. Jamie Foxx landed the rights for a limited series in 2016 but it never got off the ground.
Marvin Gaye, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recipient, shaped the sound of Motown in the 1960s and 70s. He was fatally shot by his father at their L.A. home in 1984 after a physical altercation resulting from a family dispute.