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7 Biopics of Musical Greats We Want to See

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Acting is not a game for rapper-turned-actor Lonnie Rashied Lynn, aka Common. This weekend his newest movie, "Just Wright," co-starring another MC-turned-thespian, Queen Latifah, hits the big screen. This will be the Chicago-bred rapper's seventh film, and his first starring role. With a taste for Hollywood stardom, Common, 38, revealed to the Orlando Sentential that he is interested in portraying the late Marvin Gaye in a biopic. "Marvin was a monumental figure in music, important in our lives in so many ways, but troubled. He's a character with so much depth. I'd be all-in on that project," The project to bring Gaye's life to film has been years in the making. With Angela Bassett's remarkable portrayal of Tina Turner, Jamie Foxx's Oscar-winning role as Ray Charles, and Don Cheadle scheduled to portray the jazz great Miles Davis on the big screen, it seems like celebs are lining up to play their favorite rock star. This got us to thinking: what musicians with an amazing back-story would be worthy of a film? Then, what actor would be able to carry the role? Here are our 7 picks for musical greats whose lives included all the controversy, sensationalism, and tragedy needed for film, and the actors we think could tell their story...
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