Lenny Kravitz was scheduled to play famed musician, Marvin Gaye, in a new bio-pic about the musician’s life titled, Sexual Healing. It has been reported that Kravitz has dropped out of the project and will be replaced by Law & Order alum, Jesse L. Martin.
So far no word has been issued over why Kravitz had dropped out, but last year Gaye’s son, Marvin Gaye III had objected to Kravitz playing his father and asked him to step down. Gaye then followed it with legal threats if he didn’t leave the project.
The movie is set to focus on Gaye’s time in Europe during 1980 when he was trying to curb his addiction and re-launch his career with the help of British promoter Freddy Cousaert.
The movie is set to start filming in later this month in Europe and a little tid bit, Martin was actually set to star in a previous version of this film that was being produced by James Gandolfini in 2008.