The producer of Bohemian Rhapsody is now eyeing a Michael Jackson movie.
Well, where do you start? The current trend for biopics of musical superstars is continuing, with films based around Boy George and The Bee Gees currently going through the Hollywood development process for a start.
But far more contentious is set to be the biopic of the late Michael Jackson, that feels both inevitable and incredibly difficult.
Graham King, who produced Bohemian Rhapsody (and is also working on the aforementioned Bee Gees film) has picked up the rights to the film, and he’s already recruited John Logan to pen the screenplay. Logan has previously penned the likes of The Aviator and Gladiator, and the rights have been awarded by the Jackson family.
Whilst, therefore, early reports suggest that the planned movie will cover the breadth of Jackson’s life and not shy away from the incredibly serious allegations that were levelled at him, it’s hard not to have a note of alarm. It’s a difficult project to put together in the aftermath of the haunting Leaving Neverland documentary.
No studio is thus far involved in the film, and the plan is to get the screenplay into shape before it’s shopped around. Just which studio wants to get involved, therefore, remains to be seen.
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