Michael Jackson’s Nephew Jaafar Jackson to Play the King of Pop in Big Screen Biopic

Published: Monday 30th Jan 2023 by Sam

The hotly anticipated Michael Jackson biopic has cast its leading star.

And it quite literally sees the film keep it in the family.

Because the megastar’s nephew has been cast to play him.

Full story below…

Moments ago, it was revealed that Jaafar Jackson – son of MJ’s brother Jermaine Jackson – has landed the coveted role in the Antoine Fuquadirected movie.

Sharing the news with a picture of himself transforming into his legendary uncle, the 26-year-old singer/songwriter wrote:

“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.”


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Having landed at Lionsgate, the big-budget project is being produced by ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s Graham King. 

We’re buzzed! Are you?

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Jourdynn Jackson / MichaelJackson.com]

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  1. Zade January 30, 2023

    Harry Styles the king of pop. Sam Smith/Gloria the Queen of pop. You are pressed and it’s fine.

    • yup! January 30, 2023


    • Zade January 30, 2023

      Keep on wasting your time 😂 t’as clairement rien d’autre a faire, tu devrais en profiter pour apprendre a parler français. Still not able to impersonate me correctly? 😁

      • Shelley January 30, 2023

        Stop trying to pretend someone is trying to be you. Haven’t we seen you do this before? Jynkx ring a bell?

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 30, 2023

        Lmaoooooooooooo EXPOSED! Everyone can see right through you 👀

      • Zade January 30, 2023

        L’amour, c’est renoncer à
        ‘intelligence pour vivre de ses sens.

      • Zade January 30, 2023

        L’amour, c’est renoncer à
        l‘intelligence pour vivre de ses sens.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 30, 2023

        My love, it’s renounced of the intelligence for… I don’t know how to translate the rest but shut up with that s***!

      • Zade January 30, 2023

        LMAO 😂😂😂 you can only do some copy and paste from google right? HILARIOUS 😂

      • Zade January 30, 2023

        Pour toi ça s’arrêtera au renoncement de la matière grise 😂 t’as pas le niveau et tu l’aura jamais parce que t’es teubé de naissance. Qu’est ce que je kiffe te voir en galère ☺

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 January 30, 2023

        Stay on french blogs if you want to speak french, you nasty smell french dog.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 30, 2023

        @Fancy BISH

        EXACTLY! And eat some snails and frogs legs 🤮

    • Bravo!! January 30, 2023

      Silence of the lambs u, foo!

      • Zade January 30, 2023

        Okay Shayla

  2. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) January 30, 2023

    He is too dark to be the real MJ💅🏾

    • Zade January 30, 2023

      You wish you were me and I’m good with that. You can’t even speak french.

      • Zade January 30, 2023

        You tried but you failed as usual 😅

  3. Pat January 30, 2023

    Nice. Can’t wait

  4. CBROWN1 January 30, 2023

    Chris Brown is the true King Of Pop. I can’t wait for his biopic. Who y’all think could play him?

    • Zade January 30, 2023

      F*** off Shayla. I own you

      • Zade January 30, 2023

        I own Shayla

  5. Diabetes UNBOTHERED January 30, 2023

    Interesting… 🤔

    • Zade January 30, 2023

      Okay Shayla 😂

  6. Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 30, 2023

    Every damn time I log on, I see my name! STOP!

    • Zade January 30, 2023

      You love that I am obsessed with you Shayla

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 30, 2023

        Thank you for FINALLY admitting it. Not that you needed to…

      • Zade January 30, 2023

        Anytime cherie

      • Zade January 31, 2023

        Should I call the cops Shayla? I really want them to expose you

  7. YESHUA IS COMING January 30, 2023

    Since everyone else is crying and arguing in the comments and not contributing to the article, I will…

    I think this is a great idea and probably as close to home for MJ as you can get. IDK how good this kid can dance though. I’m sure he can get the basics down but nobody can touch MJ in that regard. BUT the casting choice is good. I was afraid that they’d do too much.

  8. eric January 30, 2023

    I still think MJ is probably the most difficult person to portray on film. Even with the nephew playing the part, I think it’s a big risk. I can see this movie eliciting unwanted laughs if the voice and physical appearance is too theatrical. If they can pull it off, I’ll be one of the first in line to see it.

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