This week it was announced that Michael Jackson is getting his own biopic. The star, who died on June 25, 2009, will join the likes of Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston with his own Hollywood movie that tells the story of his life on the big screen. The film will be titled “Michael” and will be directed by American filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, but it will not shy away from the most controversial moments in the star’s life.
In 2002, Jackson was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of intoxicating a minor with alcoholic beverages. After an extensive trial that lasted for months, the star was cleared of all charges.
Further allegations were announced following the star’s death in 2009 in the 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland.
Michael will be made in conjunction with the Jackson estate, as well as co-executors John Branca and John McClain. The film will also feature Graham King, who was in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Jackson’s estate previously condemned the allegations leveled against the singer as nothing more than “tabloid character assassination” before insisting on his innocence.
Fuqua said of the film: “The first films of my career were music videos, and I still feel that combining film and music is a deep part of who I am. For me, there is no artist with the power, charisma, and sheer genius.” Michael Jackson’s musical. I was influenced to make music videos by watching his work – the first black artist to play on MTV.”
Fuqua added, “Her music and those images are part of my world view, and the opportunity to tell her story on screen alongside her music was irresistible.”
Michael doesn’t have a release date yet, but production will begin this year.
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