Marvin Gaye Limited Series In The Works? Jamie Foxx Producing Show? Who Will Play The Legendary Star?

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald December 02, 06:14 am
Jamie Foxx sings the national anthem of the United States of America before the welterweight unification championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He will be producing a limited series about Marvin Gaye.
(Photo : Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx will be producing a limited series based on the life of Marvin Gaye, the Motown legendary singer. There has been no word yet as to who will play the iconic role.

Actor and singer Jamie Foxx is the first to be able to move forward with a solid plan for the life of Marvin Gaye. Many have been proposing their ideas about official biopics regarding Marvin Gaye in the past. Accordingly, the limited series to be produced by Jamie Foxx will be focusing on the troubled life of Marvin Gaye.

Color Lines reported that Jamie Foxx said of Marvin Gaye, "I've been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music is unparalleled. Marvin Gaye's story has always fascinated me." The son of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye III, will be one of the executive producers of the still-untitled limited series and he said that the project will be a powerful and definitive telling of the story of the musician.

The limited series to be produced by Jamie Foxx was also given the green light by Motown founder and the former brother-in-law of Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy. Berry Gordy said in a statement that he believes Marvin Gaye was the truest artist he ever knew. Berry Gordy said that he believes the team of Jamie Foxx are the right people to bring Marvin Gaye's story to life.

The limited series about Marvin Gaye will still be casting the right actors and actresses and the distribution announcements are yet to be settled. Jamie Foxx will be working alongside Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones of de Passe Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter shared. They produced a number of Motown concert specials back in the 80s and the 90s.

This is not the first time that Jamie Foxx had his hand on a story based on true happenings. He recently won an Oscar for playing the role of Ray Charles in the biopic entitled "Ray."

Marvin Gaye is best known for the songs "What's Going On," "Let's Get It On," and "Sexual Healing." He was fatally shot in 1984 when he was 44 years old by his father. He and his father were having a family dispute at their Los Angeles home.  

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