Jamie Foxx will be tackling the life story of Marvin Gaye, according to reports the Oscar winning actor will executive produce a limited series about the late singer.
“I’ve been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music unparalleled,” says Foxx. “Marvin Gaye’s story has always fascinated me.”
Marvin Gaye’s family also seems to be on board:
“This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye’s life story,” says the singer’s son Marvin Gaye III, an executive producer on the new project, which also has the blessing of Motown founder Berry Gordy. “Marvin was the truest artist I have ever known,” Gordy said. “I am confident that this is the right team to bring his story to the audience in an authentic and compelling way.”