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Lenny Kravitz cast as Marvin Gaye in biopic

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Lenny Kravitz has been cast as Marvin Gaye.

The musician and Hunger Games actor will star as the late singer/songwriter in the untitled biopic, reports Deadline.

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Julien Temple's film will focus on Gaye's later life, living in London in the early 1980s.

It will explore his struggle with addiction, culminating in the death of the 44-year-old musician in 1984 at the hands of his father.

This will mark the first starring role for Kravitz, who made his acting debut in Lee Daniels's Precious.

A previous Gaye biopic was announced in 2008 under The Italian Job's F Gary Gray, but failed to emerge.

Kravitz will next be seen in Daniels's The Butler and sequel Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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