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Warner Bros acquires Marvin Gaye biopic What's Going On

Warner Bros. has acquired Marvin Gaye biopic 'What's Going On', which will be directed by Allen Hughes, who will produce alongside Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Andrew Lazar. Warner Bros. has acquired Marvin Gaye biopic 'What's Going On'. Allen Hughes will direct the film - which is expected to have...
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Marvin Gaye biopic ‘What’s Going On’ in the works; Dr Dre producing

A biopic about the late Marvin Gaye, titled What's Going On, is in the works. Deadline reports the film will be directed by the Hughes Brothers' Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents), written by poet-playwright Marcus Gardley (The Color Purple musical) and produced by Dr Dre and his Beats partner (and Interscope Records co-founder) Jimmy Iovine.
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Marvin Gaye Biopic Picked Up By Warner Brothers

A Marvin Gaye biopic by the name of What’s Going On was picked up by Warner Bros. with Allen Hughes set to direct; Dr. Dre. and Jimmy Iovine will be producers along with Jayne Gaye, Marvin Gaye’s widow, and Suzanne de Passe on board as executive producers. According to Deadline the direction taken for the overall flow and feel of What’s Going On sounds similar to other biopics in recent memory such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman.
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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to Produce Marvin Gaye Biopic ‘What’s Going On’

Deadline has learned that Warner Bros. spent upwards of $80 million to acquire the script for the biopic What’s Going On about Marvin Gaye, written by poet and playwright Marcus Gardley. Allen Hughes has been tapped to direct. His previous directorial credits include The Book of Eli and 1993’s Menace II Society, both of which were done with his brother Albert.
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Filmmaker Allen Hughes tapped to direct Marvin Gaye biopic

Warner Bros. has acquired the Marvin Gaye biopic, What’s Going On, and Allen Hughes is on board to direct the film — which is expected to have a budget of more than $80 million — about the legendary soul singer. Hughes also will produce the movie alongside Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Andrew Lazar.
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Dr. Dre To Produce Marvin Gaye Biopic With 'Menace II Society' Director On Board

Dr. Dre is set to produce the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic What’s Going On for Warner Bros., according to Deadline. Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine is also producing alongside Andrew Lazar, with one half of the Hughes Brothers, Allen Hughes, on board as director. As a duo, he’s arguably best known for directing classic West Coast movie Menace II Society starring the likes of Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, MC Eiht and Too $hort.
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Chloe x Halle, H.E.R. Honor Juneteenth With TLC, Marvin Gaye Covers

“We always say music is therapy to us,” Chloe x Halle told Apple Music recently, “because the lyrics are healing.”. That’s why they chose to cover TLC’s classic “Waterfalls” for a curated Apple Music compilation playlist that honors Juneteenth and Black Music Month. Chloe x Halle, H.E.R., Kane Brown, and more lent their voices to a Juneteenth 2021: Freedom Songs playlist, which features original compositions and covers that highlight and celebrate the nuances of being Black.
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A Marvin Gaye Biopic Is Coming From Director Allen Hughes and Dr. Dre

Allen Hughes will direct Marvin Gaye biopic What's Going On for Warner Bros. from a script by poet and playwright Marcus Gardley, with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Andrew Lazar set to produce, per a report from Deadline. The big news is that a deal has been reached with both the singer's estate and Motown to acquire the rights to all of Gaye's best-known tracks, which has been a major stumbling block for many previous attempts at getting the project off the ground.
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‘What’s Going On’: Allen Hughes To Direct WB’s Marvin Gaye Biopic Coming In 2023

Biopics covering iconic musicians have always been potential Oscar bait to Hollywood (see “Ray” with Jamie Foxx), but ever since the Oscar-winning Queen movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Straight Outta Compton, based on the iconic rap group N.W.A., became major box office hits, the trend to get new ones up and running has gone into overdrive. Now, a Marvin Gaye biopic has been in the works for years, but since the aforementioned reinterest from audiences, a drama of the legendary soul singer’s life is finally coming to the screen.
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Dr. Dre-produced Marvin Gaye biopic headed to screens in 2023

Aretha Franklin is not the only Detroit music legend whose story is coming to the big screen. Marvin Gaye is getting the biopic treatment, Deadline reported Thursday. The film, "What's Going On," will be directed by Allen Hughes, one-half of the Detroit-native Hughes Brothers ("Menace II Society," "Dead Presidents"), while Dr. Dre and Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine are among the producers.
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Marvin Gaye biopic to be produced by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

Music executives Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are partnering again. This time, the moguls are working together to produce a much-anticipated biopic about soul singer Marvin Gaye, titled “What’s Going On.”. Warner Bros. paid over $80 million to acquire the script for the biopic, which poet and playwright Marcus Gardley...
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Warners Acquires The Marvin Gaye Biopic

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired Marvin Gaye biopic “What’s Going On” which has Allen Hughes (“From Hell,” “The Book of Eli”) set to direct and will be produced by Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Andrew Lazar. Instead of a traditional biopic, this will thread Gaye’s past with the events that...