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“Michael”: what is known about the Michael Jackson biopic

A film about the life of the King of Pop Michael Jackson is scheduled to hit theaters in April 2025. Titled “Michael” the biopic will star the singer’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson 27, son of Jackson 5’s Jermaine Jackson.

“I am humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans around the world, see you soon,” the actor wrote in a post on social media.

The film was filmed between January and May this year. The first official image, which shows Jaafar in character, was released in February. see below.

What will be covered in the Michael Jackson biopic?

According to the production description, “Michael” will show all aspects of the King of Pop’s life.

“Michael will deliver audiences a fascinating and honest portrait of the brilliant and complicated man who became the King of Pop. The film brings his triumphs and tragedies to life on an epic scale – from his human side and personal struggles to his undeniable genius creative talent.”

Who is responsible for “Michael”?

The Michael Jackson biopic is directed by Antoine Fuqua, known for his work on “Training Day” (2001) and “The protector” (2014), and the screenplay is by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (“Gladiator”, “The Aviator” and “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”).

Production was under the responsibility of Lionsgate and Graham King, also responsible for “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018), biopic of Freddie Mercury.

The singer’s family is also involved in the production, offering audiences “an in-depth portrait of the man and our brother who became the King of Pop,” a statement from the Jackson family said in February 2022.

Who is in the cast of the Michael Jackson biopic?

  • Jaafar Jackson as Michael Jackson
  • Jamal R. Henderson as Jermaine Jackson
  • Tre Horton as Marlon Jackson
  • Rhyan Hill as Tito Jackson
  • Joseph David-Jones as Jackie Jackson
  • Colman Domingo as Father Joe Jackson
  • Nia Long as mother Katherine Jackson
  • Juliano Krue Valdi as the young version of Michael Jackson
  • Jayden Harville as the younger version of Jermaine Jackson
  • Jaylen Lyndon Hunter as the younger version of Marlon Jackson
  • Judah Edwards as the younger version of Tito Jackson
  • Nathaniel Logan McIntyre as the younger version of Jackie Jackson
  • Laura Harrier as businesswoman Suzanne de Passe
  • Miles Teller as manager and lawyer John Branca

When does “Michael” premiere in theaters?

Still without an exact date, the Michael Jackson biopic is expected to hit theaters in April 2025.

See also: the main releases of 2024 in cinemas

Source: CNN Brasil

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