The family of Marvin Gaye has put the breaks on plans by Hip-Hop legend Dr. Dre to produce a movie based on the the late singer’s life.
“In regards to the announcement that was made in the media on June 18 as it pertains to a biopic about my father, the legendary iconic singer Marvin Gaye, that is being produced by Dr. Dre, I want to say that it was prematurely announced, therefore I denounce these statements” Marvin Gaye III said to The Blast. “I love and highly respect Dr. Dre, and we are currently in talks about his participation in the film. However, the movie rights have not been granted nor secured at this time from me as an heir. My hope is to have a group of capable and experienced film producers to be involved with the making of a wonderful masterpiece of my dad’s life.”
Dr. Dre said last month that he had secured the rights to Gaye’s music for the film and that the Gaye family was on board with the project.