Michael Jackson`s Lookalike Nephew to Star as the Iconic Singer in Biopic

Hollywood is preparing a biopic about the legendary performer. Jaafar Jackson, a 27-year-old actor and singer, has been cast as his uncle Michael Jackson.

One of the most successful performers in pop music history passed away in 2009 at the age of 50. Now, images from the biographical film "Michael," set for release in spring 2025, have surfaced online. The singer and dancer's nephew, cast in his role, looked exactly like the late King of Pop.

Jaafar appeared on stage for the film in a black curly wig and complex prosthetic makeup. The young man wore a white vest, matching shirt, and black pants while performing the artist's tracks. Jaafar was born in Los Angeles in the second marriage of Michael's older brother Jermaine Jackson to Alejandra Oaziaza. He expressed his emotions about filming the movie.
My steps toward finding divine destiny were thoughtful and deliberate. For better or worse, you will find truth and transparency in the narrative, spiced with nostalgia for the 90s. It's an honor for me to bring my uncle Michael's story to life. To all fans around the world, see you soon.
Colman Domingo, 54, has taken on the role of the Jackson family patriarch Joe (Joseph) Jackson, who died in 2018. Actress Nia Long, 53, will play the star's mother, Katherine Jackson.

The biographical musical drama will cover the life and four-decade career of the legendary musician, one of nine children in the Jackson family, five of whom formed the original pop sensation, the Jackson 5.
Jaafar Jackson as Michael Jackson (right)
Jaafar Jackson as Michael Jackson (right)
The film will explore all aspects of Michael's life, although the creators have kept secret how they will address the most controversial scandals, including accusations of child sexual abuse. The biopic is being made in cooperation with the singer's heirs.

"The film will present viewers with an exciting and honest portrayal of a brilliant, yet complex man who became the King of Pop. The film represents his triumphs and tragedies on an epic cinematic scale—from his human side and personal struggles to his undeniable creative genius, exemplified by his most iconic performances. Viewers will get an inside look at one of the most influential, innovative artists the world has ever known like never before," Daily Mail quotes the filmmakers.
Jaafar Jackson - Got Me Singing
Antoine Fuqua directed the movie, and John Logan wrote the script. Logan, a long-established screenwriter, playwright, and director, has created or co-written films like "Gladiator," "The Aviator," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," and "Hugo." The 62-year-old Oscar nominee also wrote scripts for two James Bond movies, "Skyfall" and "Spectre."