Great news for Michael Jackson fans. A biopic on the life and career of Michael Jackson is currently in the works by Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King.
The King of Pop will reportedly be getting a biopic a few months after the documentary Leaving Neverland sparked dispute about Jackson’s accusations of pedophilia.
According to the Hollywood reporter, King will be working with the Michael Jackson estate, that allowed him rights to the pop star’s music.
John Logan, the Oscar-nominated writer behind The Aviator, Hugo and James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre will write the screenplay.
The film will cover the late singer’s life and career, which includes his beginnings with the Jackson Five, a rise to pop super-stardom and, later in life, legal complications with criminal lawsuits over allegations of child sex abuse.
The singer frequently denied the allegations but was acquitted on charges in 2005.
On Thursday, it was revealed Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes was casted to play the iconic singer. He told a media source,
“The musical will show those extraordinary circumstances, for better or for worse, so hopefully we can all have a little bit more empathy with him, his downfalls, his demons, his struggles.”
The film will cover the late singer’s life, spanning his career, including his start with the Jackson Five, his elevation to super-stardom, and later, complications with criminal lawsuits over allegations of child sex abuse.
Jackson died in 2009 at the age of 50.