It looks like we’ll be getting the Marvin Gaye biopic after all! After much talk about a biopic, Marvin Gaye’s story will be told via stage play, with the help of the late singer’s sister Zeola “Sweetsie” Gaye, according to The Grio.
The show, My Brother Marvin, is based on the memoir of the same name by Zeola Gaye that’s supposed to provide truthful insight about the talented yet troubled singer’s life.
“Through the years, I became taken aback and disappointed with everything that had been written, said and published about my family, especially my brother Marvin that wasn’t accurate,” Zeola Gaye said in a press release.
Actor Keith Washington is set to play the leading role of Marvin with Lynn Whitfield, Clifton Powell and Tony Grant as the supporting cast.
“I wanted to leave a true account about Marvin the man and our family,” she added in regards to the play. “People need to know what really happened and Marvin would want this fans to really know what happened. We are finally bringing the truth the world needs and must know.”
My Brother Marvin will tour through several cities in the U.S. until its conclusion this spring. You can buy tickets here.