Considering both Marvin Gaye and Lenny Kravitz helped turn a generation of girls into women with their buttercream voices, it makes sense that the “American Woman” rocker would portray the R&B legend in an upcoming biopic. Britain’s The Standard reports that Kravitz has signed on to director Julian Temple‘s film depicting the last three years of Gaye’s life. This will be Lenny’s first big screen starring role…so thanks to everyone who was obsessed with Cinna in The Hunger Games movie! You done good, kids.
Personally, we can totally see this working. Lenny bares a passing resemblance to Marvin, he can probably wear his own wardrobe and he certainly has the pipes for it. With any luck he’ll be joining Daniel Day Lewis in our 20 Most Crazily Accurate Celebrity Portrayals of Historical Figures gallery in no time. The movie will allegedly depict Gaye’s struggle with alcoholism in London before music promoter Freddy Cousaert intervened and helped him recuperate in Belgium. So…if the film starts in 1981, we’re assuming it includes Gaye’s tragic shooting death at the hands of his own father in 1984? Wow, seventh grade us never thought we’d be rooting for Lenny Kravitz to win the Best Actor oscar. We were too busy rooting he’d somehow be driving through Northeast Ohio and be really into girls with sports goggles. Oh, like we were the only ones!
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