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Jaafar Jackson’s Striking Resemblance to Michael Jackson Leaves Director ‘Blown Away’ for Biopic

Jaafar Jackson Has 'uncanny' Resemblance To Uncle Michael Jackson

Director Antoine Fuqua is preparing to take on the Michael Jackson biopic, and he’s already thrilled by the remarkable resemblance between the film’s lead, Jaafar Jackson, and the King of Pop himself, Michael. Jaafar Jackson, Michael’s nephew, has been selected for the role, and Fuqua’s excitement over the casting choice is palpable.

Jaafar Jackson Channels His Uncle Michael in Upcoming Biopic, Says Director Antoine Fuqua

Jaafar Jackson, son of Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine, takes on the iconic role of portraying the legendary singer in Lionsgate’s biopic. Director Antoine Fuqua couldn’t contain his excitement.

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“It’s uncanny how much he’s like Michael. Sounds like him, dances like him, sings. It’s really uncanny. Graham King, who is a fantastic producer, found him, and introduced him to me, and I was blown away.”

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Antoine Fuqua’s Vision for Michael Jackson Biopic Amid Strike Delay

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While the film faces a delay due to the ongoing strike, Antoine Fuqua assures that the Michael Jackson biopic will offer a comprehensive portrayal of the legendary artist’s life, including both the positive and controversial aspects.

Directed by Fuqua and written by John Logan, the film is set to be produced by Graham King, known for his work on Bohemian Rhapsody, and co-executors John Branca and John McClain from Jackson’s estate.