January 31, (THEWILL) – Jaafar Jackson, the nephew of late legendary singer, Michael Jackson, is set to play the role of King of Pop in his uncle’s upcoming biographical movie, ‘Michael’.
Jaafar Jackson is the son of Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s brother and a member of The Jackson 5.
Jackson will portray the late Michael Jackson’s life and how he became a musical icon.
He tweeted a picture of the iconic singer and announced his role in the film on his Twitter handle on Monday.
“I’m humbled and honoured to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon,” he wrote.
According to The Guardian, on Tuesday, the producer of the movie, who also produced the Oscar-winning Queen biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Graham King, said the team behind the film had searched the world for an actor to play Jackson, before settling for Jaafar.
“I met Jaafar over two years ago and was blown away by the way he organically personifies the spirit and personality of Michael.
“It was something so powerful that even after conducting a worldwide search, it was clear that he is the only person to take on this role.”