A new Michael Jackson biopic is now in the works, with Graham King of Bohemian Rhapsody fame to produce the film. The forthcoming movie, according to Variety, titled “Michael”, is being created with the blessing of the Michael Jackson estate.
Writing the screenplay is John Logan, who has previously worked with Graham King on The Aviator, a 2004 film by Martin Scorsese.
“I’m humbled to bring their legacy to the big screen,” King gushed. “Sitting at Dodger Stadium watching the Victory Tour, I could never have imagined that nearly 38 years later I would get the privilege to be a part of this film.”
Reacting to the recent development, the late singer’s mother, Katherine Jackson, said: “Ever since Michael was little, as a member of The Jackson 5, he loved the magic of cinema. As a family, we are honoured to have our life story come alive on the big screen.”
Still on the matter, this was contained in a press release, “Michael will give audiences an in-depth portrayal of the complicated man who became the King of Pop. It will bring to life Jackson’s most iconic performances as it gives an informed insight into the entertainer’s artistic process and personal life.”
John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of Jackson’s estate, will be producing the biopic alongside King. Lionsgate will responsible for the global distribution of “Michael”.