In an announcement that has sent waves of excitement throughout the global Michael Jackson fanbase, Lionsgate, the film's distributor, has unveiled the premiere date of the highly anticipated Michael Jackson biopic, aptly titled 'Michael.'
Mark your calendars for April 18, 2025, as this cinematic journey promises to bring the King of Pop back to life on the silver screen. This enthralling production will captivate audiences in the United States and enthrall fans worldwide through Universal's international release.
The production gears are set to start churning on January 22, as reported by Variety.
A Riveting and Honest Portrayal
'Michael' aims to provide an authentic and genuine portrayal of the iconic yet enigmatic Michael Jackson, showcasing his rise to superstardom, personal tribulations, and unparalleled artistic genius.
The film promises to present Jackson's life and legacy in epic cinematic proportions, offering an intimate look into the multifaceted world of one of history's most influential musical pioneers. The official synopsis of the film teases, "Michael will bring audiences a riveting and honest portrayal of the brilliant yet complicated man who became the King of Pop...
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."
Jaafar Jackson Takes the Center stage
In a casting decision that raises eyebrows and intrigues Jackson's nephew, Jaafar Jackson is set to step into the iconic shoes of the Thriller singer.
Under the expert direction of Antoine Fuqua, renowned for his work on films like 'Training Day' and 'Emancipation,' Jaafar Jackson's uncanny resemblance to his late uncle promises an eerie yet captivating on-screen portrayal.
Antoine Fuqua shared his excitement, stating, "It's uncanny how much [Jaafar is] like Michael... Sounds like him, dances like him, sings. It's uncanny. Graham King, a fantastic producer, found him and introduced him to me, and I was blown away."
A Star-Studded Production Team
Fuqua is not alone in his journey to immortalize Michael Jackson on screen.
The film boasts a powerhouse team of producers, including John Branca and John McClain, the co-executors of the Michael Jackson estate, and Graham King, the Oscar-winning producer behind 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' John Logan pens the screenplay, acclaimed for his work on 'Gladiator' and 'The Aviator.'
With its star-studded cast and a commitment to telling the true story of the King of Pop, 'Michael' is poised to become one of the most eagerly awaited biopics in recent memory. So, note the April 18, 2025 date, and get ready to embark on a musical and cinematic journey like no other."