You are here: Home » News-IANS » Cinema-Showbiz
Business Standard

Jamie Foxx to produce series about Marvin Gaye

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Actor Jamie Foxx is set to produce a series about singer Marvin Gaye.

The 48-year-old and Gaye's son Marvin Gaye III will jointly produce a project about the life of the "Ain't no mountain high enough" hitmaker, who passed away in April 1984, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

"I've been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music is unparalleled. Marvin Gaye's story has always fascinated me," Foxx said in a statement.

While Marvin Gaye III added: "This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye's life story."

Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., who signed Gaye to his label in 1961, also gave his blessing to the series.

"Marvin was the truest artist I have ever known. I am confident that this is the right team to bring his story to the audience in an authentic and compelling way," Gordy Jr. said.

Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will also be executive producing the show and are currently discussing with Sony/ATV what music they can use in the show as the company holds the rights to the late singer's music.

Jones dubbed the series a "labour of love for three decades".

A Marvin Gaye biopic has been on the table for a long time but the different projects have suffered set backs time and time again.

--IANS

ks/nv/dg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Jamie Foxx to produce series about Marvin Gaye

Actor Jamie Foxx is set to produce a series about singer Marvin Gaye.

Actor Jamie Foxx is set to produce a series about singer Marvin Gaye.

The 48-year-old and Gaye's son Marvin Gaye III will jointly produce a project about the life of the "Ain't no mountain high enough" hitmaker, who passed away in April 1984, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

"I've been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music is unparalleled. Marvin Gaye's story has always fascinated me," Foxx said in a statement.

While Marvin Gaye III added: "This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye's life story."

Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., who signed Gaye to his label in 1961, also gave his blessing to the series.

"Marvin was the truest artist I have ever known. I am confident that this is the right team to bring his story to the audience in an authentic and compelling way," Gordy Jr. said.

Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will also be executive producing the show and are currently discussing with Sony/ATV what music they can use in the show as the company holds the rights to the late singer's music.

Jones dubbed the series a "labour of love for three decades".

A Marvin Gaye biopic has been on the table for a long time but the different projects have suffered set backs time and time again.

--IANS

ks/nv/dg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Jamie Foxx to produce series about Marvin Gaye

Actor Jamie Foxx is set to produce a series about singer Marvin Gaye.

The 48-year-old and Gaye's son Marvin Gaye III will jointly produce a project about the life of the "Ain't no mountain high enough" hitmaker, who passed away in April 1984, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

"I've been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music is unparalleled. Marvin Gaye's story has always fascinated me," Foxx said in a statement.

While Marvin Gaye III added: "This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye's life story."

Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., who signed Gaye to his label in 1961, also gave his blessing to the series.

"Marvin was the truest artist I have ever known. I am confident that this is the right team to bring his story to the audience in an authentic and compelling way," Gordy Jr. said.

Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will also be executive producing the show and are currently discussing with Sony/ATV what music they can use in the show as the company holds the rights to the late singer's music.

Jones dubbed the series a "labour of love for three decades".

A Marvin Gaye biopic has been on the table for a long time but the different projects have suffered set backs time and time again.

--IANS

ks/nv/dg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard