Dr. Dre is making a movie about Motown legend Marvin Gaye

Dr. Dre got the rights to make a biopic about iconic singer Marvin Gaye. He's the first to be given permission by the Gaye Estate.

Emily Treadgold

Marvin Gaye is a legend, and his story is one that needs to be told, but the musician's estate is picky when it comes to who will get their blessing to tell his story. 


Lenny Kravitz, Cameron Crowe, Scott Rudin, and F. Gary Gray have all tried but now Dr. Dre, legendary producer, and hip-hop icon, got the blessing to tell Marvin's tale.


Gaye was born in 1939 and was one of the most successful soul artists. With songs like "Lets Get It On," "Sexual Healing," "Whats Going On?," and "Gotta Give It Up" his music was timeless.

I think that somewhere down the line, God owes somebody a favor. If I do my job well, then God will smile on my offspring and on their offspring. I'm sure my father is seeing a blessing in me.

He was tragically murdered by his father in 1984.


The singer was awarded the Grammys lifetime achievement award, introduction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blue Hall of Fame.


Dre is the first person to be allowed to use Gaye's likeness and music for a feature-length film by the Gaye family estate.