Oscar winner and R&B singer Jamie Foxx is set to produce a television series on the life of Marvin Gaye. With the approval from Gaye’s family and Motown founder Berry Gordy. “This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye’s life story,” said Gaye’s son, Marvin Gaye III, who will also executive produce the project.
There have been several other attempts to produce a bio-pic on Gaye’s life, this will the first one with the family’s blessing. Foxx will be the executive producer of the project along with Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones. “I’ve been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music is unparalleled,” Foxx said in a statement. “Marvin Gaye’s story has always fascinated me.” Gaye who was shot and killed by his father at the age of 44. No word word on who will play the legendary singer.