Focus Adds Marvin Gaye Project Cannes

Biopic currently shooting in Benelux

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.

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