Jaafar Jackson to Portray Uncle Michael Jackson in Upcoming Biopic

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Jaafar Jackson, the second-youngest son to songwriter, producer, and Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson, has been cast as the lead role in Lionsgate’s upcoming biopic “Michael” directed by Antoine Fuqua.

The film is expected to depict the complicated legacy of the King of Pop and will explore all aspects of Michael Jackson’s life, including his iconic performances that led him to become the greatest entertainer of all time.

The film is being made with the cooperation of the Michael Jackson estate and may influence the depiction of the multiple allegations of child sexual abuse that were brought against Jackson during his career and following his death.

Jackson has denied these allegations and was found not guilty in 2003, but the claims continue to cloud his legacy.

Jaafar Jackson will be making his first major film appearance in the role of his uncle and has received endorsement from Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson. “Jaafar embodies my son.

It’s so wonderful to see him carry on the Jackson legacy of entertainers and performers,” said Katherine Jackson.

Producer Graham King, who was behind the successful “Bohemian Rhapsody” film, said that a worldwide casting search was conducted before finding the right actor to portray Michael Jackson.

King was struck by Jaafar’s ability to organically personify the spirit and personality of Michael Jackson, and believes that he is the perfect fit for the role.

Director Antoine Fuqua said, “It’s incredibly exciting to watch Jaafar bring Michael to life. There was such a spiritual connection when I first met Jaafar, who has a natural ability to emulate Michael and such a great chemistry with the camera.”

The screenplay for “Michael” is being penned by John Logan, who wrote “Gladiator,” “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” and principal photography is expected to begin in 2023.

The world is eagerly anticipating this biopic and the portrayal of Michael Jackson by Jaafar Jackson.




Joseph Omoniyi

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