Antoine Fuqua’s Michael Jackson biopic wraps filming

Jackson is scheduled to be released in theatres on April 18, 2025
Antoine Fuqua’s Michael Jackson biopic wraps filming

It is well known that a biopic on the life of Michael Jackson, helmed by Antoine Fuqua, is in the works. Titled Michael, the film's shoot has finally come to an end, announced the makers. Michael is scheduled to be released in theatres on April 18, 2025.

Michael stars Jackson's nephew Jaafar Jackson as the titular character, while Colman Domingo, Nia Long, Miles Teller, Laura Harrier, Derek Luke and Juliano Krue Valdi play key roles. The screenplay for the film is written by John Logan, who is known for his work on Gladiator, The Aviator and Hugo. Jackson is expected to cover all aspects of Michael Jackson's life which will also include the launch of his record-breaking albums, concert tours around the world and allegations of child sexual abuse that have been made against him.

Michael will be the first major film role for 26-year-old Jaafar, who is the second-youngest son of Michael Jackson's older brother and Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson.

Jamal R. Henderson, Jayden Harville, Tre Horton, Jaylen Lyndon Hunger, Rhyan Hill, Judah Edwards, Joseph David-Jones, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre, Larenz Tate, Kat Graham, Jessica Sula, Liv Symone, Kendrick Sampson, KeiLyn Durrel Jones, and Kevin Shinick, round out the ensemble of Michael.

Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua is known for launching the modern Equalizer franchise.

Michael Jackson is a renowned pop culture icon, commonly referred to as the 'King of Pop'. He popularised the moonwalk dance move, and holds 15 Grammy Awards, 39 Guinness World Records, and one Golden Globe Award, to name a few. He died in 2009, at the age of 50.

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