Many have tried and failed to tell the story of Motown legend Marvin Gaye through film -- Lenny Kravitz, Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin, F. Gary Gray -- but none received the estate's blessing to do so. Well, what about Dr. Dre? The legendary rapper, producer and hip-hop mogul is making a film about the music icon's life story, Variety reports.
Gaye, born in 1939, is one of the most successful soul singers of all time, with classic albums and timeless hits from the '60s to the early '80s. In 1984, Gaye was murdered by his father. The singer was posthumously awarded the Grammy's lifetime achievement award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame.?