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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:57:33 PM »
Dr. Dre is working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye, Variety has learned. The rapper, whose film credits include 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton,” on which he served as a producer and an inspiration for the film, is in the early stages of getting the project off the ground. And rights to use Gaye’s music have been secured, according to sources. Sony/ATV Music Publishing is home to Gaye’s songwriting credits.

There have been multiple attempts to give Gaye the biopic treatment. The soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing,” and “Let’s Get It On” became one of Motown’s most successful artists before he was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home. F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin, and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz all have tried to bring Gaye’s story to the screen, but until now, none had been authorized by Gaye’s family.

The most recent project to get the sign off from the Gaye estate was with Jamie Foxx who landed the rights for a limited series in 2016 but that project has seen no movement in the years since.

As for Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, the hip-hop legend has dabbled as both in feature projects both in front of the camera in films like “Training Day” and “Car Wash” as well as producing. He most recently worked on “Straight Outta Compton”, which chronicled the rise of his hip-hop group N.W.A and was exec produced by Dre and fellow N.W.A member Ice Cube. The pic was a massive hit and also scored an Oscar nomination for original screenplay.

In a curious twist of fate, Dre is represented by King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, the same legal firm which defended Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against the Gaye estate in the closely-monitored “Blurred Lines” trial in 2015. The verdict found in favor of the Gaye family, which contended that “Blurred Lines” infringed on Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” and ordered Thicke and Williams to pay millions in statutory damages.

https://variety.com/2018/music/news/dr-dre-marvin-gaye-movie-1202849381/
 

Malcy

Re: Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 04:47:03 AM »
What a Garbage move...

What is so garbage about these news?

We want detox beats not gayshit ok??? Do you understand?

You are a grade A moron.

Looking forward to seeing this. The Gaye estate obviously have good faith in Dre to finally grant someone the rights. Can see the soundtrack being interesting as well. Dre updates of Marvin's songs.
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Re: Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 08:27:01 AM »
Everything with Dre these days is marketing, that clip of him remixing I Want You on the documentary must've been used to lay the hype for this. Wonder if it will be full of Ducktales like SOC was or whether he'll keep it realer?

Either way if the soundtrack is like that remix clip then we're in for a treat as the tracks jam anyway but with Dre drums under, hoooooo!!!!
 
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Re: Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 09:29:24 AM »
Dr. Dre is working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye, Variety has learned. The rapper, whose film credits include 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton,” on which he served as a producer and an inspiration for the film, is in the early stages of getting the project off the ground. And rights to use Gaye’s music have been secured, according to sources. Sony/ATV Music Publishing is home to Gaye’s songwriting credits.

There have been multiple attempts to give Gaye the biopic treatment. The soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing,” and “Let’s Get It On” became one of Motown’s most successful artists before he was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home. F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin, and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz all have tried to bring Gaye’s story to the screen, but until now, none had been authorized by Gaye’s family.

The most recent project to get the sign off from the Gaye estate was with Jamie Foxx who landed the rights for a limited series in 2016 but that project has seen no movement in the years since.

As for Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, the hip-hop legend has dabbled as both in feature projects both in front of the camera in films like “Training Day” and “Car Wash” as well as producing. He most recently worked on “Straight Outta Compton”, which chronicled the rise of his hip-hop group N.W.A and was exec produced by Dre and fellow N.W.A member Ice Cube. The pic was a massive hit and also scored an Oscar nomination for original screenplay.

In a curious twist of fate, Dre is represented by King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, the same legal firm which defended Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams against the Gaye estate in the closely-monitored “Blurred Lines” trial in 2015. The verdict found in favor of the Gaye family, which contended that “Blurred Lines” infringed on Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” and ordered Thicke and Williams to pay millions in statutory damages.

https://variety.com/2018/music/news/dr-dre-marvin-gaye-movie-1202849381/

If his legacy at making movies on schedule is anything like releasing albums on schedule, we'll never live old enough to see this movie be made. 
 

dj coma

Re: Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 06:17:08 PM »
If his legacy at making movies on schedule is anything like releasing albums on schedule, we'll never live old enough to see this movie be made.

Movies are on such a tight schedule that he can't get away with that. That being said, movies are scheduled years in advance because once you have the cast picked out, they have to schedule the filming when all the main actors are available, so it won't happen for awhile. I actually just heard an interview with somebody involved in the film that was saying that the casting hadn't happened yet so it will be awhile. Trying to remember who that was.
 

Malcy

Re: Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 04:54:22 AM »
Does this forum have an ignore function? What a despicable sad little person.
 

Jome

Re: Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 03:29:52 PM »
Does this forum have an ignore function? What a despicable sad little person.

Thread cleaned up, and 30 day ban issued.

 
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Re: Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 06:48:37 PM »
Does this forum have an ignore function? What a despicable sad little person.

Thread cleaned up, and 30 day ban issued.

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Re: Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 09:11:35 PM »
lol jome, never change
 
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