Marvin Gaye’s Son Pleads with Lenny Kravitz to Drop Out of Biopic

The project is “shameful” and manipulative, Marvin Jr. believes

By on December 4th, 2012 11:03 GMT

Lenny Kravitz is soon to start working on a new film, a biopic of Motown legend Marvin Gaye. Meanwhile, his son, Marvin Jr., is publicly pleading with him to drop out of the project.

Because the film would focus mostly on the ‘80s, when Gaye battled a very severe addiction to cocaine and depression, Marvin Jr. believes it would present only half the truth.

This is why he’s reaching out to Lenny whichever way he can to beg with him not to do it. Ironically, Marvin Jr. and Lenny were school mates and have remained best friends.

“The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful... [They're] trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don't even know the whole story,” Marvin Jr. says in a statement to TMZ.

“[I want to] talk to [Lenny] about why he would do this. I would hope [Lenny] doesn't have any idea that we are against this film being done,” he continues.

So far, no word back from Lenny yet.

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