Michael Jackson will soon receive a biopic that will unfold his turbulent life story.
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Director Antoine Fuqua ("Dangerous Training Day", "Equal Point", "The Magnificent Seven") will stand behind the camera in a project called "Michael", which will be dedicated to the late king of pop since he was a child in the family group The Jackson Quintet, until he became one of the greatest solo artists in history , a musical genius who signed huge hits like "Billie Jean", "Black or White", "Heal the World" and many other good ones.
Michael Jackson, photo: EPA
The script is written by John Logan ("Gladiator", "The Pilot", "Sweeney Todd: The Devil from Fleet Street" and several James Bond films), while the main producer is Graham King, who is also responsible for "Bohemian Rhapsody" - the biography The successful musical about the lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury.
It was also reported that "Michael" is being developed in collaboration with Jackson's family members and under their supervision, and therefore it is not clear how and to what extent the film will deal with the accusations against the singer for sexual abuse of minors - accusations that have tarnished the legacy of the star, who passed away in 2009 at the age of only 50.
Michael Jackson in concert in Israel, photo: Coco
Filming is expected to start later this year, and it has not yet been reported who will play Jackson in the intriguing and some would say controversial production.
"At the beginning of my career I was a music video director, and I still feel that combining music and film is an important part of who I am today," Fuqua said in announcing the project.
"For me, there is no artist with the power, charisma and refined musical genius like Michael Jackson. His work as the first black artist to enjoy high rotation on MTV inspired me to create music videos. His work is part of my worldview, and I could not pass up the opportunity to tell the Jackson's story on the screen," concluded the director.
Amy Winehouse, photo: Bryan Adams
"Michael", in fact, is not the only musical biography currently in development.
This is one of the hottest trends in Hollywood today, when films dealing with the lives of Amy Winehouse, George Michael, Bob Marley and the Bee Gees, as well as musicians who are still alive such as Madonna, Dolly Parton and Billy Joel, are coming to the cinema screens. and streaming in the coming years.
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