The lives of Marvin Gaye and Sammy Davis Jr. to get the biopic treatment

Legendary musicians Marvin Gaye and Sammy Dave Jr. lives are to end up on the big screen for the latest in a string of biopics to come out of Hollywood.

Firstly, the soul man, Marvin Gaye has successfully moved into development thanks to Hip Hop god and savvy businessman, Dr Dre. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has been more successful than most in trying to get a biopic off the ground on the singer’s life. Previous attempts have all been thwarted by the Gaye estate.

Sony/Atv music publishing, (who currently hold the rights for Gayes catalogue of music) has confirmed that Dre has won the rights to use the music.

Dre acted as a producer on Straight Outta Compton, the biopic which focused on his own rise to fame in the hip-hop group Nwa.

Also in the news – Spotlight helmer Tom McCarthy in talks to direct

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