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Michael Jackson's nephew set to play 'King of Pop' in biopic  

Living up to his uncle's legacy, Michael Jackson's nephew Jaafar Jackson to portray him in the upcoming biopic.



Michael Jackson's nephew set to play 'King of Pop' in biopic  
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Lionsgate studio, the leading film production company, has announced its upcoming biopic "Michael" which will feature the life and legacy of the legendary pop star, Michael Jackson— portrayed by iconic star’s 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar Jackson.  

In an official announcement, John Branca wrote, "We are thrilled to announce Jaafar Jackson as Michael Jackson in the upcoming biopic directed by Antoine Fuqua. It is especially significant that one of the most iconic figures in history will be brought to life by his own nephew, and Jaafar has been working extremely hard to get ready for his role".

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Taking to Instagram, Jaafar confirmed the news in a post that read: "I’m humbled and honoured to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon". 

Jaafar Jackson is the son of Michael Jackson's older brother, Jermaine Jackson, who is also a singer and producer. 

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Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, says “Jaafar embodies my son. It’s so wonderful to see him carry on the Jackson legacy of entertainers and performers”. 

The 26-year-old actor, who bears a striking resemblance to his late uncle, has been in the entertainment industry for some time, but this will be his biggest role to date. 

The biopic will focus on the life and career of Michael Jackson, from his early days as a child prodigy to his rise as the "King of Pop". The film will showcase his musical achievements, as well as his personal life and the controversies that surrounded him.

Jaafar's casting as Michael Jackson has already generated a lot of buzz in the entertainment industry and fans of the late pop star are eagerly anticipating the release of the film. 

Many are excited to see Jaafar bring his uncle's iconic moves and electrifying performances to life.

The release date for "Michael" has not been announced yet, but the company promises to bring audiences a film that will do justice to the life and legacy of one of the greatest pop stars of all time.

With Jaafar Jackson in the lead, the film is sure to be a must-watch for fans of Michael Jackson and lovers of biopics.

Fans of Michael Jackson and the young actor can expect a powerful and emotional journey that will honor the memory of the "King of Pop".

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor who was widely regarded as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Often referred to as the "King of Pop", Jackson's innovative music and electrifying stage presence have earned him numerous awards and accolades, including 13 Grammy Awards and 26 Billboard Music Awards. 

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Aside from his music, Jackson was also known for his distinctive fashion sense, his elaborate stage performances, and his interest in charity work. 

Despite his success, the pop star faced numerous controversies throughout his career, including allegations of child sexual abuse. 

He passed away in 2009 at the age of 50.