Pass The Popcorn: In-Depth Documentary On Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' Slated To Arrive Next Year
45 years after its release, Marvin Gaye's 1971 classic What's Going On remains as one of the most politically and socially sharp albums of all-time. It's been written about ad nauseam over the years, but it's about to be dissected in a whole new light, as Variety reports that Greenlight and Noah Media Group are spearheading a new documentary on the album, compiling interviews of Motown heavyweights, musicians and friends into the treatment, even promising rare archival footage.
It marks the first documentary treatment of Marvin's life or work that was created with the participation and blessing of his children and ex-wife. Production is slated to begin this year with an eye on a 2017 release. Details are still slim, but we'll be sure to keep our eyes on the development of the film as new tidbits make way. If you're looking to dive into Marvin Gaye's catalogue but have yet to settle on an angle of approach, we implore you lay your eyes and ears on the recently released vinyl box set of his seminal works, which can be purchased via Super Deluxe today. We're still holding on for that Jesse L. Martin-starring biopic. The hell happened there?