FILE - In this March 11, 2012 file photo, actress S. Epatha 

FILE - In this March 11, 2012 file photo, actress S. Epatha Merkerson attends a special screening of "Bully", hosted by The Weinstein Company and BING at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York.  Merkerson says she's been cast to play Jesse L. Martin's mother in the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic “Sexual Healing,” reuniting the former “Law & Order” co-stars.  Her manager Bob McGowan says production begins in Luxembourg in late March. Merkerson played Lt. Anita Van Buren on “Law & Order” from 1991 until it ended in 2010.  Martin was Detective Ed Green when he when he was on from 1999 to 2008.  The film focuses on Gaye in the 1980's when he battled drug abuse and depression.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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FILE - In this March 11, 2012 file photo, actress S. Epatha Merkerson attends a special screening of "Bully", hosted by The Weinstein Company and BING at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York. Merkerson says she's been cast to play Jesse L. Martin's mother in the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic “Sexual Healing,” reuniting the former “Law & Order” co-stars. Her manager Bob McGowan says production begins in Luxembourg in late March. Merkerson played Lt. Anita Van Buren on “Law & Order” from 1991 until it ended in 2010. Martin was Detective Ed Green when he when he was on from 1999 to 2008. The film focuses on Gaye in the 1980's when he battled drug abuse and depression.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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