NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Kravitz has signed on for his first leading film role, playing singer Marvin Gaye in a biopic that will be shot next year.
The rocker's publicist Carleen Donovan confirmed the news Tuesday. Kravitz has played supporting roles in the past, including a small part in "The Hunger Games."
Rolling Stone first reported details about the 48-year-old performer's part in the film, directed by Julien Temple.
The magazine says the "Are You Gonna Go My Way" singer will portray Gaye during the 1980s when he was fighting his addictions and attempting to restart his career. Gaye died in 1984 after being shot by his father.
- What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?
Importing Terrorism and Other American Values | Human Events
Top 5 "Go To" Rifle Essentials - Bearing Arms - Video
Ann Coulter - Importing Terrorism and Other American Values
'POTUS is trolling #Thanksgiving': In weekly address, Obama likens Syrian refugees to Mayflower pilgrims
Did Rubio deal a mortal blow to ObamaCare?
The Myth of "4 Million Conservative Voters Stayed Home in 2012" | RedState