As reported by Variety, Dr. Dre has his hands in a new project—a new movie on the beloved Motown singer Marvin Gaye. While many have tried to create such a biopic in the past, Dr. Dre’s new film—which is currently in its earliest stages of pre-production—has been approved and officially authorized by the Gaye family, and has secured the rights to use Gaye’s music.

Marvin Gaye was a musical mastermind, best known for songs like “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, “Sexual Healing”, “Let’s Get It On”, “What’s Going On”, and many others. However, Gaye’s life was tragically cut short when he was shot and killed by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., in 1984. At the time, Gaye’s father was charged with first-degree murder, though these charges were lessened to voluntary manslaughter after doctors found a tumor in his brain. Posthumously, Marvin Gaye has received many awards honoring his contributions to music, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, The Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This will not be Dre’s first foray into film; in 2015, the hip-hop mogul acted as producer for Straight Outta Compton, a film that he partially inspired from his time with N.W.A.Straight Outta Compton became a commercial and critical success, eventually landing a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars later that year.

Relatively little is known thus far about Dr. Dre’s new Marvin Gaye movie. However, Dre’s new film will be one of many attempts to capture and share the life of one of the most influential artists of the ’60s and ’70s. Previously, high-profile Hollywood figures like F. Gary Gray (also the director of Straight Outta Compton), Jesse L. MartinJames Gandolfini, and Cameron Crowe have all attempted to lead films on Gaye’s life, with limited success.

Prior to Dr. Dre’s recent involvement, the Gaye estate had authorized a series with Jamie Foxx, though not much has come from the project since it was approved in 2016. Dr. Dre’s forthcoming project remains the only movie to ever be approved by the Gaye estate.

[H/T Variety]