Get ready for a special sneak peek into the making of the Michael Jackson biopic! In a behind-the-scenes photo, we catch a glimpse of Jaafar Jackson, the real-life nephew of the pop legend, transforming into the iconic Michael Jackson. The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by John Logan, features an ensemble cast, with Juliano Krue Valdi taking on the role of young Michael.Jaafar, filled with anticipation, shared a post on his official Instagram account, marking the countdown to the production of the Michael biopic.

The image reveals Jaafar in full costume, sporting the legendary MJ hat and striking a balletic dance move on tiptoes in a rehearsal room filled with streaming light. Captioned with “The Journey Starts Monday,” Jaafar credits his half-brother Jourdynn Jackson for the photo. Even before the cameras start rolling, the creative team is committed to recreating the iconic imagery that made Michael Jackson a pop sensation. Notably, they’ve chosen a real family member, Jaafar Jackson, to portray the legendary performer.This aligns with a trend seen in recent biopics, like O’Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father Ice Cube in Straight Outta Compton and Michael Gandolfini embodying a younger version of his late father James’ character in The Many Saints of Newark.
The image gives us a glimpse into the dedication of the creative minds behind the Michael biopic, promising an authentic and visually captivating portrayal of the King of Pop. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting cinematic journey into the life of Michael Jackson!

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