Lenny Kravitz Canned From Marvin Gaye Film
Lenny Kravitz has been replaced in the starring role of the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic. Dateline Hollywood reported that the movie, titled, Sexual Healing, is back in pre-production and will now star the picture's original leading man, Law & Order star Jesse L. Martin. Martin, who was an original cast member of the Broadway musical Rent before going on to star in the movie version, currently appears on NBC's Smash. There's been no start date announced for the film.
In addition to new producers, well known music director Julien Temple has signed on to direct Sexual Healing. Among Temple's best known works are the Sex Pistols' The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, The Secret Policeman's Other Ball concert film, Absolute Beginners starring David Bowie, and Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten.