The biopic will be produced by Graham King, known for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Tomb Raider,” “World War Z,” and “Argo.”
Rabat – Thanks to the global success of “Straight Outta Compton,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Rocketman,” the music biopic trend is stronger than ever, and Michael Jackson is next in line.
According to Deadline, the family of the late king of pop has permitted Oscar-winning American producer Graham King to take charge of the biographical film about Michael Jackson.
King, who will have access to Jackson’s entire musical catalog for the film, is no stranger to biopics. He produced “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 2018, a biographical drama film about the late Freddie Mercury, the frontman of the British rock band Queen.
King will reportedly work alongside three-time Academy Award nominee John Logan of “The Aviator” fame.
No other details of the production have been announced, but the complexity of Jackson’s life will not be ignored, Deadline reports. Despite the controversy that erupted after the release of “Leaving Neverland,” an Emmy-winning HBO documentary, the public still shows interest in MJ’s story and music. A Broadway musical is currently in the works, the source added.
In 2017, Dianne Houston directed a made-for-tv movie about Jackson for the American television network Lifetime. Navi, a well-known MJ impersonator who served as the star’s body double for 17 years, took the leading role in the film. Although considered a biopic, “Searching for Neverland” never appeared on the big screen.