Martin is Gaye

Jesse L.Martin to play singer


Jesse L.Martin, one of the singing sensations of “Rent”, has cracked the big one.

The actor, also known for his roles on TV’s “Law and Order” and “Ally McBeal”, will wear the pants of legendary musician Marvin Gaye in a new biopic called “Sexual Healing”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie chronicles the final years of Gaye, who, after years of battling drugs and having parted ways with Motown, exiled himself to Europe. There, he was rescued by promoter Freddy Cousaert, who helped Gaye record his biggest-selling album, “Midnight Love,” which produced Gaye’s monster comeback hit, “Sexual Healing.” Gaye’s life was cut short the day before his 45th birthday in 1984, when his father killed him.

The film will be written and directed by Lauren Goodman.