Universal has acquired the international rights to the Michael Jackson biopic. Michael.
Lionsgate is behind the project, which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Jackson’s cousin Jaafar Jackson will play him in the biopic about the singer’s life. The Universal deal includes all international rights, excluding Japan.
Graham King, a seasoned hand in biopics with the Oscar-winning Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody under his belt he produces with John Branca and John McClain, the co-executors of Michael Jackson’s estate. John Logan, who wrote Gladiator And The kitewrote the script.
According to Lionsgate, the film will cover all aspects of Jackson’s life, although it is unclear how it will address the many controversies surrounding the late music icon as the biopic is being made in collaboration with his estate, which has defended him against allegations. of sexually abusing children. These accusations were brought back into the public debate thanks to the 2019 HBO documentary We’re leaving Neverland.
“Michael’s decades-long career has left an indelible mark on the way audiences experience entertainment around the world,” said Joe Drake, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. “We are thrilled to be working with our friends at Universal to bring audiences worldwide new insight into the complex life of one of the most prolific artists the world has ever known.”
Production on Michael The plan is for the attack to continue once the SAG-AFTRA attacks end.