Recent on the heels of Bohemian Rhapsody‘s field workplace and Oscar success, producer Graham King has secured the rights to Michael Jackson’s life story, reportedly with the deceased pop star’s property on board.
The timing of that is, to not put too superb a degree on it, stunning. Earlier this yr, the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland aired gorgeous, credible accusations of kid sexual abuse towards Jackson, lastly placing names and faces to rumors that had lengthy been a part of Jackson’s storied profession. One of many absolute all-time nice pop stars had appeared all however invincible, however Wade Robson and James Safechuck each advised comparable tales of being introduced right into a nefarious and intensely disturbing internet of Jackson’s intercourse abuse.
The Jackson household vehemently denied the allegations made within the documentary.
Now, Deadline experiences that the film “isnt intended to be a sanitized rendering of Jacksons life.” John Logan, who will deal with scripting duties, obtained raves for writing The Aviator, which explored the lifetime of Howard Hughes in a lot of its disturbing and tragic particulars. However Jackson’s life is a vastly extra complicated topic, involving terribly difficult problems with race, household, superstar and baby abuse even earlier than the topic of Leaving Neverland is introduced up.
All which means that making a film in regards to the lifetime of Michael Jackson is a really dicey prospect.