Michael Jackson remains one of the most idolised artists of all time and whilst he had been subjected to some of the biggest controversies and accusations, his legacy continues to live on – albeit suggesting he should be cancelled.
A new biographical movie, titled “Michael”, is happening with production reportedly beginning this year. The film by Lionsgate Studio will be directed by Antoine Fuqua and produced by Graham King. “Michael” will explore “the complicated man who became the King of Pop,” Lionsgate said in a statement. The film will include “all aspects” of his life and his most noteworthy performances that set him on the path to becoming an icon in the musical world,” it said.
Now, who would play the late pop singer in the new biopic? After a worldwide search, his 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will play the role. Fuqua and King both said that Jaafar Jackson had a natural ability to emulate his uncle and bring him to life.
Jaafar, who’s Jermaine Jackson’s son, shared the exciting news on social media. “I’m humbled and honoured to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life,” he captioned an Instagram photo of himself dressed like Michael. “To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon.”
Whilst no further details have been revealed, stay tuned.