The long-awaited Michael Jackson biopic has been picked up by Lionsgate.
The Graham King produced film is set to focus on the “in-depth portrayal of a complicated man who became the King of Pop” It will feature some of Jackson’s most iconic performances, and his artistic mindset behind each of them.
“I am very excited that Lionsgate will be part of this epic film, and thrilled to be working with Graham, who has proven success in telling iconic life stories, from Bohemian Rhapsody to Ali; when combined with John, we couldn’t be in more extraordinary hands,” said Joe Drake, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair.
This film is being made with the permission of Jackson’s estate. King said, “I first met the Jackson family in 1981 and I’m humbled to bring their legacy to the big screen. 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.”
Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother also stated, “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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