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Lenny Kravitz to Star as Motown Legend Marvin Gaye in a Biopic

November 27, 2012 (4:30 am) GMT
The Chinna of 'The Hunger Games' film franchise has been cast as the lead protagonist in 'Midnight Love', which has tapped Julien Temple as the director.

After playing fashion expert Chinna in "", is set to portray a real life figure in his next film. The rocker-turned-actor has officially been cast as Motown legend in a biopic to be directed by Julien Temple, Deadline reports.

The film reportedly will be titled "", and it marks Lenny's first lead role as an actor. The movie is expected to kick off shooting in 2013. The story, meanwhile, will focus on Gaye as he spent his time in Europe in early 1980s.

At the time, the soul singer attempted to get his addictions under control and career back on track with the help of British music promoter Freddy Cousaert. The Washington-born musician died on April 1, 1984 after getting shot by his own father in Los Angeles.

Lenny Kravitz was seen tackling supporting characters in Lee Daniels' awards-winning "" and Gary Ross' first "Hunger Games" film. He will reprise his role as Chinna in the sequel "" and will also reunite with Daniels in White House drama "The Butler".

Director Julien Temple, meanwhile, is best known as a video and documentary maker. He previously directed "Absolute Beginners" and recently helmed the documentary for London Olympics, "London: Modern Babylon".

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