Michael Jackson's Nephew To Play Him In His Biopic

Jaafar Jackson will be portraying his uncle, Michael Jackson, in Liongate’s upcoming movie “Michael”. The film is planned to depict the difficult life of the artist who would become  “the king of pop”.

Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, adds “Jaafar embodies my son. It’s so wonderful to see him continue on the Jackson history of entertainers and performers”.

Production for the film is slated to begin this year and has yet to set a release date at this time.

Titled Michael, the film hails from producer Graham King, who earlier funded Bohemian Rhapsody that awarded Rami Malek the Academy Award for outstanding actor in a major role.

Antoine Fuqua, famed director the Equalizer films, Training Day, and Southpaw, revealed the news on his official Instagram account on Monday.

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