Martin, who had been the first choice, was overlooked when the role went to Kravitz. Marvin’s son Marvin Gaye III, Kravitz childhood friend, surprisingly had immediate objections to Kravitz taking the role and asked he be dropped.
Looks like Marvin Gaye III got his wish. It was recently announced that Martin will, in fact, play the legendary singer.
Although we love Lenny Kravitz, thankfully they got it right! Lenny is a talented musician but Jesse is a great actor. And, a slight resemblance to the late Marvin Gaye doesn’t hurt all that much now does it?
Did they get it right? Should Martin get the role or should they have kept Kravtiz?
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