A Michael Jackson Biopic Is in the Works
'Bohemian Rhapsody' producer Graham King has secured rights to the film
Published Nov 22, 2019The world is due for another pop icon biopic, and the world is going to get one. The producer behind Bohemian Rhapsody and The Aviator, Graham King, is slated to take a swing at a new biographical film about the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
According to Deadline, the producer has secured rights to the film — as well as the late artist's music — from Jackson's estate, as confirmed by King's GK Films. So far, no studio has taken on the project, just as no actors have filled any of its roles.
Few other details have emerged, but apparently the movie is not intended to be a "sanitized rendering."
The yet-to-be titled film is set to span Jackson's entire career, which will naturally include some unsavoury moments.
Over the years since the artist's passing, ongoing allegations of sexual abuse eventually culminated in a new documentary released earlier this year. In the wake of this year's HBO special Leaving Neverland, Jackson has been the subject of a number of controversies, as the film includes testimonies from two men who allege that Jackson sexually abused them as children.
In which ways these allegations are or are not to be featured in the forthcoming biopic remains uncertain.
Jackson passed away in 2009.