Annie are you okay? Because this news might make you leap out with joy!
A movie about the life and career of the late King of Pop is in the works from Graham King, the producer of the hit film 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The Michael Jackson estate has granted GK Films the rights to the late singer's music.
The Oscar-nominated writer John Logan, who has movies like The Aviator, Hugo and the James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre accredited to his name will be penning the screenplay.
This comes as exciting news for MJ fans because Bohemian Rhapsody, which was based on the life of Queen's Freddie Mercury was a great cinematic experience for music and movie lovers. The movie was a box office hit and earned over $900 million globally with five Oscar nominations, including one for best picture. However, Bohemian Rhapsody came with its share of controversies and criticisms. The film was criticized for glossing over Freddie Mercury's life.
It is being alleged that the movie on MJ will cover his entire life, including the start of his glorious singing career with The Jackson Five, his subsequent rise to pop stardom, his legal struggles with both civil and criminal lawsuits stemming from allegations of child sex abuse.
Jackson's estate is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with HBO parent company Time Warner over the documentary Leaving Neverland, which details alleged child sex abuse by Jackson. The documentary received mixed reviews. The wide fan base of the late singer stood with him and called the makers out for promoting baseless facts about him. Some called the documentary disturbing and triggering for its explicit content.
The singer's estate is also working on a Broadway show titled ' MJ the Musical' with producer Lia Vollack which is set to open at Neil Simon theatre next year with preview performances starting July 6, before the official debut scheduled for August 13.