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Lionsgate to distribute Michael Jackson biopic worldwide

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A movie about the life of Michael Jackson Finally found a distributor, almost three years after the movie was first announced.

Lionsgate will handle worldwide distribution duties for the film, which is reportedly titled Michaelbased on Limit line. It was previously revealed that Graham King, Bohemian Rhapsody produceris handling the production duties of the film.

The Oscar-nominated John Logan wrote the screenplay for the film and Jackson’s property co-executors, John Branca and John McClain, are listed as co-producers.

Michael will feature some of Jackson’s most famous performances over the years, as well as supposedly providing a deeper look into the deceased star’s personal and private life.

“I am delighted that Lionsgate will be a part of this epic film, and delighted to work with Graham, who has proven so successful in telling iconic life stories, from Bohemian Rhapsody arrive Ali; In association with John, we couldn’t have been more extraordinary,” said Lionsgate Film Group President Joe Drake in a statement.

Jackson’s mother Katherine also endorsed the news, saying, “Ever since Michael was a kid, as a member of The Jackson 5, he’s loved the magic of cinema.

“As a family, we are honored to have our life story come to life on the big screen.”

King, who won an Oscar for The departed in 2006, said he was excited to bring the historical musician’s story to the screen.

“I first met the Jackson family in 1981, and I was humbled to bring their legacy to the big screen,” King said.

“Sitting at Dodger Stadium watching the Victory Tour, I never would have imagined that nearly 38 years later, I would have the privilege of being a part of this film.”

There is, of course, a bit of darkness in the film and whether it touches on the number of sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Jackson accumulated over the years.

After being accused of child molestation by Evan Chandler in 1993, Jackson was indicted for sexually abusing a 13-year-old child named Gavin Arvizo in 2003. During the 2005 trial, the boy was charged with child molestation. testified that Jackson gave him and his brother alcohol, showed them pornography, and inappropriately touched them and himself. Jackson was eventually acquitted.

Leaving Neverlanda 2019 documentary by British filmmaker Dan Reed, rekindling discussions around the allegations after retelling the story of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom claimed Jackson sexually abused raised them for many years when they were little boys.

Jackson died in 2009 from lethal injection of sedatives and propofol by her personal physician Conrad Murray, who was later found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Michael There is no specific release date yet.

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/michael-jackson-biopic-finds-a-worldwide-distributor/ Lionsgate to distribute Michael Jackson biopic worldwide

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