Variety is reporting that rap legend Dr. Dre (Straight Outta Compton) is working on a film about the late luminary of r & b Marvin Gaye. The singer behind such hits as "Sexual Healing" and "What's Going On" was brutally shot to death in 1984 by his father in their Los Angeles home after a dispute. He was only 44.

While it is still very early, sources are reporting that all the necessary musical rights have been secured.

Attempts at biopics of Gaye's life and legacy were headed separately and independently by Scott Rudin, Lenny Kravitz, F. Gary Gray, James Gandolfini and Cameron Crowe. Until now, none of these attempts had been authorized by the singer's family.

Oddly, Dre is being represented by the same law firm which defended Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams against the Gaye estate's claims in the infamous 2015 "Blurred Lines" triala contest that the Gaye estate won.

Stay with The 405 for more on this as we hear it.