Iron Man 2 may have shut him out, but Terrence Howard is in talks for the high profile role of Marvin Gaye in Cameron Crowe’s planned biopic of the renowned soul singer. Howard commented, “Nothing’s been signed on paper yet. Everybody who loves music will hate me if I get this one wrong.” Indeed we will, Mr. Howard, but there is reason to have faith: Howard was rather improbably nominated for an Oscar for his role in the hip hop tale, the music-heavy Hustle & Flow. Crowe (Almost Famous) has “secretly” been working on the film for three and a half years, somewhat prolonged by the fact that Will Smith reportedly rejected the role. The R&B legend is an obvious choice for a biopic, as Gaye is an icon whose life story has yet to be told on the big screen. [via Deadline]
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