Lionsgate has bagged the worldwide distribution rights for an upcoming Michael Jackson biopic.
Oscar-winning producer Graham King and his GK Films will produce Michael with John Branca and John McClain, the co-executors of the pop legend’s estate.
King won the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing The Departed (2006).
John Logan will write the screenplay for Michael, which promises an “in-depth portrayal of the complicated man who became the King of Pop. It will bring to life Jackson’s most iconic performances as it gives an informed insight into the entertainer’s artistic process and personal life.”
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake said he is very excited that Lionsgate will be part of this epic film and thrilled to be working with Graham, who has proven success in telling iconic life stories, from Bohemian Rhapsody to Ali.
Jackson’s mother Katherine Jackson said, “As a family, we are honored to have our life story come alive on the big screen.”
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