Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye's Ex-wife Urges Jesse L. Martin To Quit Biopic

Marvin Gaye's ex-wife has urged Jesse L. Martin to follow in Lenny Kravitz's footsteps by quitting an upcoming movie about the late singer.

Janis Hunter, who was married to the star from 1977 to 1981, is furious about plans to document Gaye's life in a new biopic called Sexual Healing, which will be directed by British filmmaker Julien Temple.

Rocker Kravitz recently quit the lead role and was replaced by the former Law & Order star, who had previously been attached to the project in its early stages, and Hunter has now urged Martin to walk away from the movie.

She tells the New York Daily News, "Ultimately, I think it was Lenny's heart and soul and conscience that caused him to step away. Hopefully, that touches Jesse in the same way."

Hunter is also angry about a play called My Brother Marvin, based on the book of the same name by the singer's sister Zeola Gaye, which is currently touring the U.S.

She adds, "I don't think Marvin is a very happy spirit right now. This is the last thing he would want to have happen...

"I haven't read the script (of the play), but it's supposed to be based on (Zeola Gaye's) book and I did read the book from cover to cover, and it was very difficult to read."

The Sexual Healing hitmaker was shot dead by his father during an altercation in 1984.


Contactmusic

Tags: Marvin Gaye - Lenny Kravitz


Editors Recommendations

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexually Assaulting 17 Year-Old Boy

Bryan Singer, who is a director, producer, and writer of more than 15 productions...

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexually Assaulting 17 Year-Old Boy

Jenny McCarthy Debuts Giant Rock (Oh, And Engagement) On "The View"

Congratulations to Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, who are engaged now, according...

Jenny McCarthy Debuts Giant Rock (Oh, And Engagement) On

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

Yikes, GoT fans! Was Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones even more shocking...

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

Miley Cyrus' Hospital Stay Extended Over Severe Allergic Reaction

It might be a while until Miley Cyrus is back on her grind (or her twerk, as the case...

Miley Cyrus' Hospital Stay Extended Over Severe Allergic Reaction

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Tom Hardy has been the public’s number one choice to replace Daniel Craig...

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

Lorde burst onto the world's music scene last summer with her smash hit 'Royals.'...

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

Jay Z is one of the music's most successful entrepreneurs and he is now making...

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Finally, after three whole days of unchecked speculation online, AC/DC have...

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked

Lady Gaga has become the latest celebrity to find themselves in the middle...

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked


More recommendations

Comments

Marvin Gaye Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Marvin Gaye

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All