For a couple of years now, Lenny Kravitz has been futzing around the outer edges of the motion picture game, with small roles in Precious and The Hunger Games. Now, though, our man Lenny has gone and landed a big fish. As Deadline reported on Monday, Kravitz has booked his first lead role — and in a Marvin Gaye biopic, no less.
The untitled project will be directed by Julien Temple and "will focus on the time Gaye spent in Europe in the early 1980s, when the soul singer attempted to get his addictions under control and career back on track with the help of British music promoter Freddy Cousaert." Ambitious! OK, look, I know some of you are concerned. Should a guy that's been on-screen for roughly six and a half minutes, you're thinking, really take on one of music's most treasured icons? And to that I say: Bro, Cinna can handle it.