Marvin Gaye Series to Be Produced by Jamie Foxx

marvin_gaye_in_1973Jamie Foxx will be executive producing a limited series about Marvin Gaye. Foxx will be joined by de Passe Jones Entertainment’s Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones. Fox said of the project:

“I’ve been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music unparalleled. Marvin Gaye’s story has always fascinated me.”

Unlike past attempts to tell the story, this biopic has the blessing of the late singer’s family, Motown founder Berry Gordy and has Marvin Gaye III as executive producer. The late singer’s son said:

“This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye’s life story.”

Said Gordy:

 “Marvin was the truest artist I have ever known. I am confident that this is the right team to bring his story to the audience in an authentic and compelling way”

Marvin Gaye was known for hits such as What’s Going On, Sexual Healing and Let’s Get It On. The Motown artist was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home.

Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones are in talks with Sony/ATV to determine what songs will be used. de Passe added:

“We’ve been involved in a number of attempts to get this done, and now that we’ve been able to marshal all the forces, and Jamie’s come on board as a partner, we’re excited to get going.”

Stay tuned, kids..

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