On Wednesday, executives at Lionsgate introduced that the Coaching Day filmmaker had signed on to helm the challenge, titled Michael, which is able to “discover all facets” of the late King of Pop’s life.
“The primary movies of my profession have been music movies, and I nonetheless really feel that combining movie and music are a deep a part of who I’m,” stated Fuqua. “For me, there is no such thing as a artist with the facility, the charisma, and the sheer musical genius of Michael Jackson. I used to be influenced to make music movies by watching his work – the primary Black artist to play in heavy rotation on MTV. His music and people photographs are a part of my worldview, and the possibility to inform his story on the display alongside his music was irresistible.”
Manufacturing on the movie is slated to start this yr. It stays unknown who will painting the Billie Jean hitmaker.
John Logan is penning the screenplay, with Graham King serving as a producer.
They’ve the assist of John Branca and John McClain – the co-executors of Jackson’s property.
The singer-songwriter stays a controversial determine within the leisure business, having been tried and acquitted of kid sexual abuse allegations and different prices in 2005, and accused of kid sexual abuse by Wade Robson and James Safechuck within the 2019 documentary, Leaving Neverland.
Representatives for Jackson’s household have denied the allegations.
The Thriller star died on the age of fifty in 2009.
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