In the forthcoming biopic from Canadian-American entertainment company Lionsgate, MICHAEL, which is directed by Antoine Fuqua and produced by Graham King, Jaafar Jackson plays the role of his uncle, Michael Jackson.
The complex legacy of the person who became the King of Pop will likely be portrayed in MICHAEL, according to expectations. The studio claims that the movie would examine every element of his life, "including his most legendary performances that helped him establish himself as the greatest entertainer of all time."
Following a global casting call, Jaafar was chosen for the part. According to King, who also directed the 2018 film BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY with Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, "It was evident that he is the only one to take on this character."
Jaafar is a rapidly emerging vocalist who performs both original songs and covers of singers like Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye. He released GOT ME SINGING, his debut single, in 2019 accompanied by a music video showcasing his abilities. Michael is his first step into the movie scene.
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