ap quickie: plans changed – lenny kravitz will not play marvin gaye

March 8, 2013

Turns out Lenny Kravitz dropped out of the Marvin Gaye biopic project ‘Sexual Healing’. Marvin Gaye’s son Marvin III was shocked Kravitz signed on to the project because it will reportedly focus the darker side of his father’s life (financial difficulty, depression, drug abuse, alcoholism).
Marvin III says he and other family members were meeting with lawyers to try to stop production. Not sure if that’s what explains Kravitz’ decision not to move forward. He will be replaced by Jesse L. Martin (of Law & Order).