Law and Order cop Jesse L. Martin will play Marvin Gaye in the upcoming movie biography "Sexual Healing." Holy crap, Marvin Gaye was killed by his own father? That's messed up. And how did I not know that?
Since Jesse L. Martin sang and danced in Rent, I'm assuming he will do his own singing in the movie, a la Jamie Foxx and Joaquin Phoenix. As an aside, do you think that if I ran into Joaquin Phoenix and called him Leaf he would become furious, thinking that I was mocking him, or would he recognize it as a term of endearment and then we'd start making out? Either way, I'll definitely go see the Marvin Gaye movie when it comes out.