Warner Bros Lands Allen Hughes-Directed Marvin Gaye Film ‘What’s Going On’; Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine To Produce

Warner Bros Lands Allen Hughes-Directed Marvin Gaye Film ‘What’s Going On’; Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine To Produce
Exclusive: Warner Bros has landed What’s Going On, a biopic of iconic soul singer Marvin Gaye that Allen Hughes will direct, and produce with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Andrew Lazar. The studio acquired a script by poet-playwright Marcus Gardley (he wrote the musical The Color Purple for WB) and the singer’s estate and Motown are part of the deal so there will be rights to use all of Gaye’s signature songs. This finally will bring to the screen the singer’s story, after many previous attempts by different filmmakers stalled or fell short of the rights needed.

“This is so personal for me,” Hughes told Deadline. “When I made my first film with my brother, we were fortunate to get “What’s Going On” into the trailer for Menace 2 Society, and it was a game changer in elevating the marketing of that film. Every film of
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