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Michael Jackson’s Nephew Will Play the Music Icon in a New Biopic

Michael Jackson‘s death in 2009 shocked the world, and in the years since then, Jackson’s legacy has been preserved by those who loved him as well as his estate. Now, his estate is backing a new project that will cement Jackson’s legacy on screen forever: Michael, a new biopic chronicling the life of the “Thriller” singer. As for who will play the Grammy-winning performer on screen, the job will be kept in the family: Jackson’s nephew Jaafar Jackson has been announced as the actor who will play him.

Michael Jackson | Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Michael Jackson’s life will be the subject of a new biopic, ‘Michael’

The new Lionsgate-backed film Michael will be directed by Antoine Fuqua. The Emancipation director shared the news on Instagram, as well as who would be playing Jackson: Jermaine Jackson’s 26-year-old son Jaafar. “Proud to announce Jaafar Jackson as Michael — the motion picture event that explores the journey of the man who became the King of Pop,” Fuqua said.



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