Magazine article Screen International

Gaye Biopic Heads to Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Gaye Biopic Heads to Cannes

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Focus Features International has boarded Julien Temple's Untitled Marvin Gaye project currently shooting in Luxemburg and Belgium. Screendaily first reported on the film in February.

Jesse L Martin will star as the soul singer alongside Brendan Gleeson in the role of promoter Freddy Cousaert, Vicky Krieps as his girlfriend Eugenie and Beasts Of The Southern Wild breakout Dwight Henry as Gaye's father.

Matthew Broughton wrote the screenplay and Frederick Bestall of Auric Entertainment and Jimmy De Brabant of Delux Productions produce. Grammy Award-winning Vassal Benford will serve as executive producer with Peter Davy and will also compose the score.

"The film will celebrate the light that poured forth from Marvin Gaye and still illuminates our lives but won't avoid the darkness that haunted him from within," said Temple, Bestall and De Brabant in a statement. …

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