Michael Jackson Big Screen Biopic Lands at Lionsgate
Written by torresanz on February 8, 2022
The hotly anticipated Michael Jackson big-screen biopic has been snapped up by one of the biggest movie studios in the world.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Lionsgate has secured worldwide rights to the film, which is tentatively titled ‘Michael.’
As reported, the movie is being produced by ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Graham King and will be penned by John Logan (whose credits include ‘The Aviator’ with Martin Scorsese).
The Michael Jackson Estate is also in the mix and has cleared the use of Jackson’s legendary songs. Despite said involvement, it’s promised that the film won’t be a safe-sanitized account, but rather a raw and rare insight into one of – if not the – most famous names in modern history.
The news comes on the heels of the launch of ‘MJ The Musical’ – which Moonwalked onto Broadway last week.