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First look at Michael Jackson’s nephew Jaafar Jackson as ‘Michael’ in the upcoming biopic

The Michael Jackson biopic has released its first look, in which his nephew Jaafar Jackson plays the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson’s nephew recreates the King of Pop’s Iconic dangerous tour in ‘Michael’ Biopic First Look

The first look at the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic has been released, in which his nephew Jaafar Jackson plays the King of Pop.

Jaafar Jackson as the lead in “Michael Jackson” “We have assembled an incredible team of artists for this project – hair & makeup, costumes, cinematography, choreography, lighting, everything – and some who knew and worked with Michael are reuniting for this film. But most importantly, it’s Jaafar who embodies Michael,” said Fuqua. “It goes beyond the physical resemblance. It’s Michael’s spirit that comes through in a magical way. You have to experience it to believe it.”

“Michael” is directed by Fuqua, based on a script by John Logan. The film is produced by Graham King, who previously worked on films such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Departed,” and “The Aviator”. And this new biopic is being made with the cooperation of the Jackson family.

You can see the first-look photo below.

Michael Jackson’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson, plays the King of Pop in “Michael,” which releases in theaters on April 18, 2025. The film is now in production.

Jaafar Jackson takes the stage and recreates his uncle’s iconic “Man in the Mirror” look from his Dangerous Tour from 1992-93 in the first-look photo. It was taken by photographer Kevin Mazur, who photographed Jackson throughout his career and during his “This Is It” rehearsals.

“With Jaafar, every look, every note, every dance move is Michael,” said producer Graham King in a statement. “He embodies Michael in a way that no other actor could.”


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