Deadline has reported that a biographical movie about Michael Jackson is in the works.
EXCLUSIVE: #BohemianRhapsody producer Graham King has secured from the #MichaelJackson estate the rights to make a film of the complicated pop icon’s life with access to all of his music, sources say https://t.co/ZnaD0NJ9AW
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) November 22, 2019
However, Michael Jackson’s Estate has said, “Not so fast!”
The Estate wrote:
Deadline is simply spreading rumors attributed to unnamed sources which means that they have no actual substantiation for the claims made They have no actual insight into what, if anything, the Estate is doing or not doing with Graham King or anyone else
— Believe the victims of false accusers (@Hammertonhal) November 22, 2019
So what’s really happening? We don’t know (obviously). But if there ever is a biopic about Michael Jackson, it better include the following:
- Writers who understand who Michael truly was
- A screenplay that is historically accurate and fair
- NO tabloid sources
- An actor capable of portraying Michael’s sensitivity and complexities
- If the allegations must be included, make it clear they were FALSE
We can’t help but feel like that might actually be too much to ask for. Despite Queen’s involvement, Freddie Mercury’s fans weren’t exactly thrilled with Bohemian Rhapsody.
Anyway, we’ll keep you posted on any future developments.