July 23, 2017  

Terrence Howard to Step In as Marvin Gaye

May 18, 2010 (6:20 am) GMT
He is on the verge of signing a deal to star in the biopic about the soul king, a role which previously was offered to Will Smith.
Terrence Howard

is in talks to portray tragic soul legend in moviemaker Cameron Crowe's biopic after rejected the role. The "I Am Legend "star pulled out of negotiations in April after months of discussions with Crowe, and the filmmaker was forced to start his search for a leading man all over again.

"" actor Howard has now put himself forward to take on the project - but admits he's hesitant about taking on such an iconic role. He tells Deadline.com, "Nothing's been signed on paper yet. Everybody who loves music will hate me if I get this one wrong." Crowe has been trying to get the project off the ground for four years.

Behind the music success, Gaye was abusing drugs that led to his bad health and depression. He moved back to his parents' house at around his 40s and was accidentally killed by a gun his father held.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo Are Asked to Tie the Knot at 'DotS' Theme Park
  2. New Couple Alert! Brooklyn Beckham and Madison Beer Are Dating
  3. 'Gambit' Is Being Reworked Following Success of 'Deadpool' and 'Logan'
  4. Rob Kardashian Returns to Twitter to Post Photo of Daughter Dream
  5. 'Home Alone' Actor John Heard Dies at 72
  6. Comic-Con: 'The Walking Dead' First Season 8 Trailer Teases Major Time Jump
  7. Jeremy Meeks and Chloe Green Make Out During L.A. Coffee Run: We Are in Love
  8. Beyonce's Madame Tussauds Wax Figure 'Adjusted' After Whitewashing Controversy