Tuesday 4 December 2012, 10:10 | By

Marvin Gaye’s son calls new biopic “shameful”

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Marvin Gaye’s son Marvin Gaye III has called the previously reported biopic of his father, directed by Julien Temple and starring Lenny Kravitz, “shameful”.

Gaye Snr’s former wife Janis Hunter has already said that she is “very sceptical” about the film, which will focus on a problematic and non-prolific time in Gaye’s life, and subsequent fatal shooting by his own father. His son, however, seems more angry about the movie venture.¬†Gaye III told TMZ: “The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful … [They’re] trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don’t even know the whole story”.

He added that he and Kravitz went to school together and remain friends, adding: “I would hope he doesn’t [currently] have any idea that we are against this film being done”.


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