Marvin Gaye’s life is finally getting the full-on, authorized mini-series treatment. The soul legend‘s story is being brought to life by the man at the center of one of the most-loved musical biopics in recent memory, Jamie Foxx.
“I’ve been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music unparalleled,” Foxx told The Hollywood Reporter. “Marvin Gaye’s story has always fascinated me.”
Foxx, Gaye’s son Marvin Gaye III and de Passe Jones Entertainment’s Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones are all listed as executive producers on the as-yet unnamed project. The biographical mini-series will be shopped around to networks in the coming months. According to Jones, there have been several attempts to create a biopic about Gaye’s influential career and tragic death in 1984, but nothing has ever come of it.
This has been a labor of love for three decades,” Jones said. “It’s been brewing for a while.
Motown head Gordy echoed her confidence.
“Marvin was the truest artist I have ever known,” Gordy told The Hollywood Reporter. “I am confident that this is the right team to bring his story to the audience in an authentic and compelling way.”
No release date has been announced.