The Producer Of “Bohemian Rhapsody” Is Making A Michael Jackson Biopic

November 23, 2019 / Posted by:

For those of you who weren’t content in letting Leaving Neverland be your last nightmarish cinematic experience involving the deceased Michael Jackson, rejoice! The producer of Bohemian Rhapsody is bringing us an MJ biopic. As Michael K put it – “finally, something that makes sense for Bryan Singer to direct.”

Deadline reports that Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King has bought the rights from the Michael Jackson estate to make a film of his life, including access to all of MJ’s music. King’s company GK Films has hired three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo) to pen the story of the pop icon and alleged serial pedophile’s life.

Supposedly, this won’t be a sanitized look at the incredibly controversial Michael Jackson’s darkly insane life.

In this case, the complexity of Jackson’s life is well known and will not be ignored in a film that will span his entire life, which ended with his tragic death in June 2009 at age 50. He became a star as a child and a global icon as an adult, but his childhood was not an easy one, and in adulthood he had to defend himself and paid out settlements over allegations of sexual abuse of child companions who routinely stayed at his house for sleepovers.

So – a horror movie with exceptional music. Check. The movie isn’t attached to a studio yet, as King and Logan want to get the script completed to their satisfaction before putting it out there. Let the casting rumors begin. Who’s going to play LaToya? AND BUBBLES?

Speaking of Leaving Neverland, the producers of it are currently being sued by MJ’s estate for defamation to the tune of $100 million. Maybe they think this movie will sort of just hint at MJ’s alleged crimes and still hit it big? Bohemian Rhapsody netted Freddie Mercury portrayer Rami Malek an Oscar and grossed over $900 million at the box office.

Please don’t let this be the start of a new trend of biopics about alleged and convicted child molesters. There’s not enough air sickness bags to keep in theatres for the Gary Glitter story.


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