Michael Jackson Biopic ‘Michael’ From Producer Graham King in the works

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Oscar winning producer of “Bohemian Rhapsody” Graham King and Screenwriter of “Gladiator” John Logan teams up with Lionsgate studio on a biopic of the legendary king of pop music, Micheal Jackson.

The studio’s chair Joe Drake revealed this on Monday. Also producing are John Branca and John McClain, who are co-executors the Michael Jackson estate.

The studio said that the film will give, “an in-depth portrayal of the complicated man who became the King of Pop” and that it will bring to life his “most iconic performances as it gives an informed insight into the entertainer’s artistic process and personal life.”

Little else was revealed about the film, and no director or cast has been announced, but the names behind it suggest that eyes are on awards potential. Logan and Graham collaborated before on “The Aviator,” which got them both Oscar nominations.

“I first met the Jackson family in 1981 and I’m humbled to bring their legacy to the big screen,” King said in a statement. “Sitting at Dodger Stadium watching the Victory Tour, I could never have imagined that nearly 38 years later I would get the privilege to be a part of this film.”

Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, also said in a statement that, “Ever since Michael was little, as a member of The Jackson 5, he loved the magic of cinema… As a family, we are honored to have our life story come alive on the big screen.”



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