Marvin Gaye's family isn't too pleased about an upcoming biopic about the late singer, starring Lenny Kravitz, and they are fighting to get production shut down. Marvin Gaye III publicly spoke out about the film, calling it "shameful."
"The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful," Marvin Gaye III told TMZ. "[They're] trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don't even know the whole story."
Interestingly enough Marvin Gaye III and Lenny went to school together, and Gaye wants to discuss the project with Lenny to understand "why he would do this." The film reportedly focuses on Marvin's life in the 80's when he was battling drug abuse and depression, which his family strongly opposes.
Marvin Jr. and his family are currently meeting with lawyers to stop the filming, and added "I would hope [Lenny] doesn't have any idea that we are against this film being done."