Any of you guys actually miss Michael Jackson’s iconic songs that make you go rock-and-roll?
Popular for his recognizable ‘moon-walking’ dance skills and his signature tuxedo with fedora, the King of Pop is back with his very own biopic that is currently in the works from Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King.
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The producer has acquired the rights from the Jackson estate to develop the film. King has also struck a deal to use all of Jackson’s music and the artist’s life in order to make a feature film based on Jackson’s life.
Screenwriter John Logan will be on board to write the script. King and Logan have also previously collaborated on Martin Scorsese’s Howard Hughes biopic, The Aviator.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) November 22, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: #BohemianRhapsody producer Graham King has secured from the #MichaelJackson estate the rights to make a film of the complicated pop icon’s life with access to all of his music, sources say https://t.co/ZnaD0NJ9AW
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) November 22, 2019
The film comes off the heels of HBO’s recent Emmy-winning documentary Leaving Neverland, in which the Jackson estate sued the network for $100 million USD for airing the film without their consent.
Despite the lingering controversy surrounding the artist, there is still an appetite for his story and iconic music! A Broadway musical called MJ: The Musical will also be released next year and we are excited about it already!