Michael Jackson Biopic Finds Director

Will the King of Pop turn out to be the King of Biographical Motion pictures?

Lionsgate definitely hopes so. They’ve been prepping a biopic about Michael Jackson for some time now. (The venture was formally introduced final February.) The script for the movie, which has the tentative title of Michael, was written by John Logan, the scribe behind films like GladiatorThe AviatorSpectre, and Alien: Covenant. Graham King, he producer of one of the vital profitable musical biopics ever, Bohemian Rhapsody, can also be concerned as properly.

Now the venture is transferring ahead with Antoine Fuqua as director. Fuqua’s filmography contains Coaching DayShooterThe Equalizer, and most lately Emancipation. 

Right here was Fuqua’s touch upon the information:

The primary movies of my profession have been music movies, and I nonetheless really feel that combining movie and music are a deep a part of who I’m. For me, there isn’t a artist with the facility, the charisma, and the sheer musical genius of Michael Jackson. I used to be influenced to make music movies by watching his work – the primary Black artist to play in heavy rotation on MTV. His music and people pictures are a part of my worldview, and the prospect to inform his story on the display screen alongside his music was irresistible.

There’s no query Michael Jackson lived a life worthy of his personal film. The query is how a lot of Jackson’s life will truly make it to the display screen. (Jackson’s property is concerned with the movie as government producers, so the fabric should be permitted by them in some type or style.) That, together with discovering somebody able to portraying Michael Jackson throughout his life, shall be two moderately monumental challenges.

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