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Every thing We Know About The Michael Jackson Biopic Set For A 2025 Launch

Every thing We Know About The Michael Jackson Biopic Set For A 2025 Launch

All hail the King of Pop! Michael Jackson’s life and professional journey is undergoing a cinematic adaptation and a biopic is on its way to hit the theatre screens in 2025.

Back in January 2023, Lionsgate revealed its plans for a biographical film about the King of Pop, titled Michael. The upcoming biopic is directed by Antoine Fuqua, penned by John Logan and produced by Graham King. Jaafar Jackson, the nephew of the pop legend and son of Jermaine Jackson has been chosen to portray Michael in the film.

Recently, Jaafar also dropped a first look of the movie on his Instagram and X handle. In the black-and-white photograph, the actor is captured wearing a black fedora while executing Jackson’s iconic toe-standing move.

So, in case you are curious about Michael, here is everything to know about the movie’s plot, cast and release date.

The Michael Jackson biopic’s plot and cast

Michael Jackson Biopic
Image credit: IMDb

Michael will chronicle the life and career of Michael Jackson, spanning over four decades.

According to the official logline, “Michael will bring audiences a riveting and honest portrayal of the brilliant yet complicated man who became the King of Pop. The film presents his triumphs and tragedies on an epic, cinematic scale — from his human side and personal struggles to his undeniable creative genius, exemplified by his most iconic performances. As never before, audiences will experience an inside look into one of the most influential, trailblazing artists the world has ever known.”

While the upcoming music biopic aims to encompass all facets of the singer’s life, it remains uncertain whether the film will address Jackson’s controversies. Notably, it is unknown whether the movie will address the allegations of child abuse that were prominently highlighted in the 2019 documentary film Leaving Neverland.

Coming to the cast, Michael, actor-musician Jaafar Jackson is portraying his late uncle Michael Jackson. Juliano Krue Valdi is playing the role of young Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Biopic

Image credit: X/Jafaar JacksonAdditionally, Colman Domingo is cast as Joe Jackson and Nia Long is taking on the character of Katherine Jackson.

Michael Jackson Biopic
Image credit: Instagram/Colman Domingo

In an interview with Variety, Fuqua talked about how Jackson’s casting came through. She explains, “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.”

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When is ‘Michael’ releasing?

Michael will hit theatres on 18 April 2025 globally.

(Hero and feature image credit: Courtesy IMDb)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– Who will play Michael Jackson in Michael 2025 movie?
Jaafar Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew is set to play the pop star in the upcoming biopic.

– When is the Michael Jackson biopic expected to be released?
Michael Jackson’s biopic, Michael, is set to release on 18 April 2025.

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