August 24, 2016  

Will Smith Refuses to Play Marvin Gaye in Biopic

April 5, 2010 (6:32 am) GMT
Moviemaker Cameron Crowe has to find another actor to portray Marvin Gaye in his upcoming biopic after the 41-year-old actor says no to the offer.

has turned down the lead role in moviemaker Cameron Crowe's new biopic. The actor spent months in negotiations to portray the legendary soul man, and now Crowe, who has been trying to get the project off the ground for four years, is without a leading man again.

But the "Almost Famous" director isn't rushing to find his Gaye - he's determined to hire the right man for the role. Crowe tells Daily Variety, "It's all about getting the contact high in a movie theater that you can get from music. A record can change your life. Somebody poured their life into that little piece of music. To me that's a hero."

Cameron Crowe has been quietly working on Marvin Gaye biopic for three and a half years, Variety reported. The site further revealed that Scott Rudin is attached as producer.

More Will Smith News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Doug Liman Abandons 'Gambit' Movie, Will Now Direct 'Justice League Dark'
  2. Kylie Jenner Bounces Back After Suffering From Food Poisoning
  3. AFI Cancels 'Birth of a Nation' Screening Amid Nate Parker Rape Trial Controversy
  4. Britney Spears Reveals She 'Almost Drowned' in Hawaii
  5. Kate Gosselin Sends Son Collin Away to Get Help for 'Special Needs'
  6. Leslie Jones' Nude Photos and Personal Information Leaked After Her Website Got Hacked
  7. Pro Dancers of 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 23 Revealed
  8. Meek Mill Infuriated Drake After He Tried to Block Canadian Rapper From Partying in Philly