Jaafar Jackson, the 26 year old son of Jermaine Jackson, and nephew to Michael, will portray the King of Pop in the upcoming biopic “Michael.”
The director, Antoine Fuqua, posted the announcement on Instagram today, which was followed by Jafaar himself confirming and saying:
“I’m humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon.”
Jafaar Jackson himself is a singer and songwriter. He has been singing and dancing since age 12, and released a song in 2019 called “Got Me Singing.” You can hear his voice is clearly related to Michael! The upcoming biopic will be his acting debut.
The picture already has a strong director and screen writer who have all achieved immense success in the industry. On top of that the producer is Graham King, who turned the Freddie Mercury Queen story into the blockbuster “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The addition of a family member portraying Michael is an added bonus, and provides a lot of respect for the movie.