21 Jun Marvin Gaye III Denounces News Story Leaks – Dr. Dre is NOT Producing the Upcoming Biopic Movie (EXCLUSIVE)
Marvin Gaye III Denounces News Story Leaks – Dr. Dre is NOT Producing the Upcoming Biopic Movie (EXCLUSIVE)
Dr. Dre did not obtain story rights from the Gaye family
Los Angeles – June 21, 2018
Marvin Gaye III Denounces News Story Leaks – Dr. Dre is NOT Producing the upcoming biopic movie of his late father, singer/producer – Marvin Gaye. Monday evening, news sources began to report that Dr. Dre would be producing a movie based on the life story of singer Marvin Gaye. In an exclusive telephone interview released to Executive 1 Media Group, Marvin Gaye III stated –
“I love and highly respect Dr. Dre, but the announcement was made prematurely and in error by news sources. We are in talks with Dr. Dre about his participation on musical selections concerning the film, but he is not producing the movie. I was in utter shock over the news reports. Dr. Dre does not have the rights, script approval, or approval from me, as an heir of the Gaye family. If I was to give my blessing to anyone to bring my father’s story to life, I would choose Music Mogul Vassal Benford because he has the understanding of my father’s heart, and Mega Film Producer Mark Canton, because of the vision he can bring to the audience”.
Music Mogul Vassal Benford is a known film producer, Grammy-nominated and award-winning music producer. His experience in scoring is extensive, with numerous hit films and television projects such as – New Jack City, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Running Man, House Party, Whoopi Goldberg’s The Associate, Melrose Place, and Beverly Hills 90210. Most recently, Vassal released a smash-hit record, with mega star DJ Diplo feat – Justin Bieber & Skrillex. The single, titled Be Right There, garnered over five hundred million streams and was considered Platinum. The mogul was also awarded the Vanguard Award from Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. He was also named one of the ‘Most Influential African American Leaders of 2017’ by Congress Woman Maxine Waters.
Mark Canton is known for producing blockbusters, such as his 2018 box office hits 300 – Den of Thieves, Immortals, and the hit TV show Power. Canton has had many roles during his career as film producer, executive, chairman, and has been involved in over 300 major Hollywood productions.
— Executive 1 Media (@Ex1MediaGroup) June 22, 2018