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Marvin Gaye Film Closer To Reality

Director Julien Temple is set to make a biopic, tentatively titled Midnight Love/Sexual Healing , about legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye . The film is due to begin shooting in Ostend, Belgium later this year. EMI, which holds the rights to Gaye’s music, is understood to be ready to give the greenlight to the project. The story will focus on the Midnight Love album (including the song Sexual Healing) that Gaye recorded in Brussels in the early ’80s. At the time, Gaye - who was living in Ostend - was considered a spent force - a drug addict who had lost the confidence of the record companies. Against the odds, Gaye recorded what many believe to have been his greatest album. Here in Berlin, Jean-Luc Van Damme, producer and managing director of Banana Films (the outfit behind Goodbye Bafana), revealed details of the $8 million Sexual Healing. Jimmy De Brabant of Delux Productions in Luxembourg is also on board. Frederick Bestall for Auric Entertainment Pty. Ltd. is producing. Th