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Focus Adds Marvin Gaye Project To Cannes Slate

26 April 2013 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rounding out its Cannes slate, Focus Features International has come on to handle worldwide sales on director Julien Temple’s unititled Marvin Gaye biopic.

Jesse L. Martin stars as Gaye along with Brendan Gleeson , Vicky Krieps and Dwight Henry. Frederick Bestall of Auric Entertainment Pty. Ltd. and Jimmy De Brabant from Delux Productions are producing.

The film is currently shooting in Luxemburg and Belgium.

Focus announced earlier in the week that it introduce Asif Kapadia’s untitled documentary on the late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse  at Cannes.

The Focus slate at Cannes will also include “Kill the Messenger,” Mike Leigh’s film about painter J.M.W. Turner; Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” psychological thriller “Oculus,” John Crowley’s “Closed Circuit”; Kevin Macdonald’s thriller “Black Sea” with Jude Law starring; and Ruairi Robinson’s thriller “The Last Days on Mars,” which is world-premiering in the Directors’ Fortnight. »

- Dave McNary

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Focus Features Intl. Brings Sexual Healing To Cannes: Selling Marvin Gaye Biopic

26 April 2013 10:12 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Focus Features International will sell worldwide rights to the untitled biopic that Julien Temple will direct with Rent and Law & Order‘s Jesse L. Martin starring as the iconic soul singer with the sweet voice and troubled personal life. Script is by Matthew Broughton, and In BrugesBrendan Gleeson will play the role of Freddy Cousaert, who met Marvin Gaye in 1981 in the Belgian fishing village of Ostend when the singer was battling everything from drug problems to the IRS. Cousaert helped the singer regain his mojo, leading to a comeback that included hits like Sexual Healing. Vicky Krieps (Hanna) also stars and Dwight Henry (the bakery owner who played Hushpuppy’s father in Beasts Of The Southern Wild) will play Gaye’s father, who silenced his son with a gunshot. Related: Jesse L. Martin To Play Marvin Gaye, Replaces Lenny Kravitz Frederick Bestall of Auric Entertainment Pty. Ltd. and »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Cannes: Focus Picks Up Marvin Gaye Biopic

26 April 2013 9:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Focus Features International has picked up worldwide sales on director Julien Temple’s Untitled Marvin Gaye project, starring Jesse L. Martin (Rent, Law & Order) as the iconic soul singer. Focus will present the title to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next month. With a screenplay by Matthew Broughton, the project will also star Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, Troy) in the role of Freddy Cousaert, Vicky Krieps (Hanna) as Eugenie and Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild) as the singer’s father. Frederick Bestall of Auric Entertainment and Jimmy De Brabant from Delux Productions are producing. Grammy Award-winning producer

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