Terrence Howard (“Iron Man,” “Hustle and Flow”) is in talks for Cameron Crowe’s high profile biopic of legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye for Sony Pictures reports Deadline.
Crowe (“Almost Famous,” “Elizabethtown”) has been developing the film for nearly four years and had to go back to the drawing board after Will Smith turned down the role.
Crowe has secured rights to Gaye’s music and scored the support of Mowtown founder Berry Gordy Jr. Scott Rudin is attached as producer.
As for Howard’s involvement? The actor says “Nothing’s been signed on paper yet. Everybody who loves music will hate me if I get this one wrong.”