Julien Temple to direct Marvin Gaye biopic

New film to be shot in Belgium

Julien Temple to direct Marvin Gaye biopic

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Director Julien Temple is set to make a biopic about Marvin Gaye – set to be titled Midnight Love or Sexual Healing.

EMI, which owns the rights to the late soul singer's music, has given the production the go-ahead. Shooting is set to start in Ostend, Belgium later this year, reports Screendaily.com.

The plot will be inspired by the 'Midnight Love' album, which Gaye recorded in Brussels and released in 1982. It was his last studio album – the singer died in 1984.

'Sexual Healing' was the big hit single from that album.

Frederick Bestall of the Auric Entertainment company is producing the film. Producer Jimmy De Brabant is also on board, as is Jean-Luc Van Damme of Banana Films.

Temple's previous music documentary credits include 2007's Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, 2006's Glastonburyand 2000's The Filth And The Fury.

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