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Michael Jackson's nephew Jafar Jackson to play him in biopic

Michael Jackson’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play him in this biopic about the singer. Lionsgate is behind the project, named Michael, which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua , who shared the news on Instagram.

Graham King, a seasoned biopic filmmaker who starred in the Oscar-winning Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody was led by him and produced with John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of Michael Jackson’s estate people. John Logan, who wrote Gladiator and Pilot , penned the screenplay.

Jackson, who won the Grammy And rose from child stardom to the world’s biggest pop star in The Jackson 5, died at 2009 at


According to Lionsgate, the movie will cover all aspects of Jackson’s life, although it’s unclear how it will resolve the many controversies involving the late music icon, Because the biopic was produced with his estate, which defended him from allegations of child sexual abuse . These allegations have returned to the public discussion due to the 2023 HBO documentary Leaving Neverland Medium).

“Jaafar embodies my son. It is wonderful to see him carry on Jackson’s legacy as an entertainer and performer,” said Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine Jackson said. Jaafar Jackson, the son of Michael’s brother Jermaine Jackson, is a budding singer who released his debut single “

Got Me Singing “, at 2023.

“I met Jaafar two years ago, and He organically embodies Michael’s spirit and personality,” King said. “It’s so powerful that even after doing a worldwide search, it’s clear he’s the only one up for the role. I’m so excited for him to play his uncle and can’t wait for the world to see it on the big screen.” Until he plays Michael Jackson.”

Michael will be at 2023 Principal photography begins.



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