Michael Jackson ‘revives’ in the first image of Jaafar Jackson for the biopic: “Your uncle would be proud”

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It can become one of the biggest box office hits around the world or it can be one of the most controversial releases. But the biopic of Michael Jackson It will not leave anyone indifferent. Its filming has started as we have been able to verify through the official Instagram profile of Jaafar Jackson, the protagonist of the film.

The first image of ‘Jacko’s’ nephew in rehearsals for the biographical film makes it clear that the preparation has been maximum and that the objective of ‘reviving’ the King of Pop has been achieved. Now we just have to wait to see if the script, the story and his interpretation live up to his gigantic figure.

How the production will address some of the most controversial facets of the life of the American soloist whom we lost almost 15 years ago will deserve a separate chapter: childhood, race, skin, Neverland, cosmetic operations, accusations…

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Jermaine Jackson’s son, Jaafar, does not seem like he will have to face many of these chapters because his environment is 100% involved with the development of the film. That includes his authorization for the use of music and the compensation is usually tiptoeing over these controversies.

Michael, the biographical film of Michael Jackson will be released worldwide. Lionsgate will release the film in the United States on April 18, 2025, while Universal will handle overseas distribution.

Antoine Fuqua will direct this film produced by Graham King of Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Freddy Mercury, and will have a script by John Loganauthor of the scripts Gladiator and The Aviator, by Martin Scorsese. John Branca and John McClainexecutors of Michael Jackson’s estate, will also produce the film whose filming has begun.

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The film will star Jaafar Jackson, the artist’s nephew. Jaffar, son of Jermaine Jackson, one of the members of the mythical The Jackson 5, He has been dedicated to the world of music and entertainment for more than a decade and will be in charge of giving life to his uncle in the film focused on the figure of the pop star who died in June 2009 at the age of 50.

Jaafar’s first photograph promises a lot and the public has made it clear with their unconditional support through their comments: “I know your uncle would be so proud! Come on! Come on! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥” or ” I bet your uncle MJ is smiling from heaven right now! 🔥” are just a few of them.


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