Jaafar Jackson, Michael Jackson’s nephew, plays the lead in the biopic

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Jaafar Jackson

Michael Jackson’s nephew Jaafar Jackson has been cast as the lead in Jackson and will portray the legendary performer in the upcoming biopic for producer Graham King and Lionsgate.

The 26-year-old (pictured) is the second youngest son to Jermaine Jackson and nephew to Michael Jackson. Principal photography is scheduled to commence this year and the film is being produced by King and the co-executors of the Michael Jackson estate, John Branca and John McClain.

Antoine Fuqua directs from a screenplay by John Logan (The Aviator).

Representatives of the film said it will give audiences “an in-depth portrayal of the complicated man who became the King of Pop. It will bring to life Jackson’s most memorable performances and give an informed insight into his artistic process and personal life.

It is still to be seen how the story will address allegations of Jackson’s child sex abuse. Jackson settled a lawsuit outside of court and was acquitted in a second, separate matter of child molestation charges. This trial ended in 2005.

. Jackson maintained his innocence until his death, June 25, 2009. His estate continues to pursue this claim.

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