A new film depicting Michael Jackson’s life, from childhood superstardom to his untimely death in June 2009, is now in the beginning stages from “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham and his GK Films production company.
Jackson’s estate is also on board with the project and has given King the rights to his music to use in the film.
While at this moment, no studio has signed on to the film, it has also been announced that John Logan has been tapped to write the screenplay. Logan is an Oscar-nominated writer known for films such as “The Aviator” and “Hugo,” just to name a few.
The film is set to cover the late-singer’s entire life from humble beginnings with the Jackson 5 to the glitz and glamour on the rise to fame. The film is also set to cover deeper issues, including Jackson’s sexual abuse allegations.
Jackson’s estate also has other projects on the horizon, including a Broadway show, “MJ The Musical” that will shed light on Jackson’s biggest career milestones during his 20s and 30s.
Details regarding who will star in the film or a release date have yet to be revealed.