The role of Michael Jackson in the upcoming bio-pic will be played by Michael’s nephew Jaafar Jackson. Jaafar, who is the son of Jermaine Jackson, was tapped for the role by the movie’s director Antoine Fuqua. He shared a picture of Jaafar rehearsing several dance moves on Instagram.
Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother, said, “Jaafar embodies my son. It’s so wonderful to see him carry on the Jackson legacy of entertainers and performers."
The film will start shooting later this year from a script written by John Logan, who also wrote Gladiator.
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