Actor Jesse L. Martin is replacing Lenny Kravtiz in the lead role for the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing." Find out more inside….
Previously, we told you about the controversial Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing" and how Marvin’s son, Marvin Gaye III was a little upset that his childhood friend Lenny Kravitz had agreed to the role. Mainly because the film focuses on the turbulent times of Marvin’s life and III wasn’t feeling it. Now, Deadline.com is reporting that there’s been a shakeup in casting and now Marvin III will have to direct his frustration towards actor Jesse L. Martin. If he still has any.
Jesse, who formerly starred on "Law & Order", will replace Lenny in the Julien Temple-directed flick which will start filming in later this month in Europe.
The film, produced by Vassal Benton and Fred Bestall, will focus on the music legend’s time in Europe in the 1980s when he attempted a drug-free comeback with the help of British music promoter Freddy Cousaert (played by Brendan Gleason).
Outside of the film, Jesse recently starred in the NBC pilot "The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives" (so far….the show hasn’t been picked up).
How sweet! Tia Mowry smooched it up with her husband Cory Hardrict on the red carpet of the Warm Bodies premiere. And Zoe Kravitz had some quality time on the Bullet To The Head premiere with her mom’s longtime boyfriend, Jason Momoa.
Tia Mowry Hardrict and her husband Cory made their way tot he Hollywood premiere of the upcoming semi-vampire movie Warm Bodies. She rocked her new short coiffed hair at ArcLight Cinemas and a cute one shoulder black & white maxi dress.
Tia and her twin sis Tamera just wrapped the airing of their latest season of their reality show, "Tia & Tamera". And now Tia’s filming the Nick At Night TV movie Instant Mom and will also appear in the ensemble cast for the movie Baggage Claim.
Cory co-stars in the Warm Bodies movie, and will also appear in the new movie Lovelace about porn star Linda Lovelace‘s tumultuous life.
Tia posed it up with the zombies too.
Over in NYC:
Zoe Kravtiz spent some time with the longtime boyfriend of her mom, Lisa Bonet. She and Jason Momoa, who is father to her half siblings, hit up the Bullet To The Head premiere last night as he co-stars in the film:
Marvin Gaye III, the son of the late singer, wants Lenny Kravtiz to walk away from a planned biopic saying the producers and directors of the film are all wrong from the project. Get more info inside….
As with the Nina Simone biopic, the family of late singer Marvin Gaye is not on board with a planned biopic, but that hasn’t stopped producers from moving forward and hiring Lenny Kravtiz. This would be a high profile acting role for Lenny, who attended an East Room reception at the White House before making an appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors last night. But now, Marvin Gaye III is speaking out with hopes that his childhood friend & old schoolmate, Lenny, will honor the legacy of his father and withdraw from the flick. Marvin told TMZ,
"The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful … [They're] trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don’t even know the whole story."
Apparently, the movie will focus on the 80′s–a time of heavy drug use and right before Marvin shot and killed himself.
Marvin hopes to speak to Lenny because he doesn’t understand why he would do this movie–seeing that he and Marvin Jr. are still friends. "I would hope [Lenny] doesn’t have any idea that we are against this film being done."
We’ll let you know if Lenny changes his mind. Highly doubtful….
Actress Zoe Kravitz and her boyfriend Penn Badgley were spotted strolling through NYC recently in semi-matching back tank tops. See the pics inside…..
Actress/singer Zoe Kravitz and her "Gossip Girl" star boyfriend Penn Badgley were seen walking through the East Village in New York over the weekend.
The couple attended the opening night of the Broadway limited engagement of Fela! held at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre last week. They’ve been dating for several months now…and Penn’s met her rock icon of a dad Lenny. Do we hear wedding bells ringing soon?
Zoe looks so much like her mother Lisa Bonet. Her mini me indeed. Oh, and we’re feelin’ your boo’s new hairct Zoe…
Sexy rock idol Lenny Kravitz turns 48 today. Celebrate inside…
"Let Love Rule" singer Lenny Kravitz turns 48 years old today. But with the body and face of a young rocker, it seems like just yesterday we saw Lenny rocking his dreads and guitar.
Now as a seasoned performer and father of actress Zoe Kravitz, Lenny is sharpening his own acting chops in The Hunger Games, and also doing philanthropic work (recently designing a line of shoes for TOMS).
The rocker is spending his birthday in Morocco where he recently performed at a concert also featuring Mariah Carey.
Ran into my old friend Mariah in Morocco. We go waaaaaaaaayyy back! Before we were both making music.
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