Are the musical biopics the new superhero movies? I still haven’t quite envisioned a shared universe in which Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Elvis get up to give it their all on the same stage, but the proliferation of this type of feature film and its generally good reception in award seasons makes it clear that we we meet before a rising trend within the Mecca of cinema.
The last project of this cut to be announced by the Hollywood factory has been ‘Michael’, which will explore the life and work of the king of pop under the wing of Graham King, producer of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. A few days ago we told you that Antoine Fuqua has been chosen to go behind the scenes and take charge of the direction on a script of John Logan —’The Aviator’, ‘Skyfall’—, but today we have already known who will put himself in the shoes of the legendary artist.
Nothing less than Jaafar Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew and son of ex-Jackson 5 Jermaine Jackson will be in charge of bringing the star back to life. A surprising choice, without a doubt, in which the consanguineous factor must have been as decisive as the boy’s skills as a dancer and singer, which he has been cultivating since he was 12 years old.
There is no doubt that, with this signing, the attraction for the film has increased exponentially. Now it remains to be seen if the people of Lionsgate will dare to put all the meat on the grill and comply the promise to represent “every aspect” of the life of Michael Jacksonincluding the most shady and controversial.
To get out of doubt we will still have to wait a season, since Fuqua is putting the final touches on ‘The Equalizer 3’ in Italyand will get to work with ‘Michael’ throughout this same 2023.
Via | Deadline