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Marvin Gaye’s Son Asks Lenny Kravitz to Leave Movie Role

Marvin Gaye III, the son of the late singer, is up in arms that the biopic about his father’s life is moving forward with production. Gaye told TMZ, “The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful … [They’re] trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don’t even know the whole story.”

The film, Midnight Love, is set in the 80s and will follow Marvin Gaye in his final years as he struggles with drug abuse and depression.

Gaye III hopes that because he and Kravitz have a close relationship (they are childhood friends and former schoolmates), he will honor the legacy of his father by respecting the Gaye family’s wishes of  stepping away from the film.