In an interview with @diversementality podcast, Dr. Dre officially announces that he’s working on the Marvin Gaye movie and that it’s the next big thing people should expect from him.

Dre says he’s been working on it for the last 4 to 5 years with Jimmy Iovine, Allen Hughes and Suzanne de Passe.

You may remember on #TheDefiantOnes (also directed by Allen Hughes) that Dr. Dre was filmed playing in the studio with some Marvin Gaye master recordings. That was for the movie soundtrack.

Both Motown and Marvin Gaye’s estate are also onboard. With the help of Warner Brothers, Dre will be able to utilize all of Gaye’s signature songs. Something which, until now, was unachievable, but an essential condition to produce the film worthy of its central character.