Jaafar Jackson, Michael Jackson’s grandson, has been confirmed to play the late pop icon in the upcoming biopic, Michael. Michael’s mother, Katherine, also praised Jaafar, calling him the “embodiment” of her son. She went on to say:
“It’s great to see him continuing Jackson’s legacy as an artist and performer.”
Graham King, the film’s producer, revealed that he met Jaafar two years ago and was amazed at how he portrayed Michael’s energy and charisma. The king continued:
“It was something so powerful that even after doing a global search, it was clear that he was the only one to take up the job. I’m so glad he’s agreed to play my uncle and I can’t wait for the world to see him on the big screen as Michael Jackson.”
Antoine Fuqua, the film’s director, expressed excitement to see Jaafar as Michael. He said that he had a spiritual connection with Jaafar during their first meeting and that the actor always performed brilliantly in front of the camera.
Jaafar Jackson is currently a growing phenomenon in the music business.
Jaafar Jackson was born on July 25, 1996, best known as the grandson of Michael Jackson. He has eight siblings, six brothers and two sisters, and his parents, Alejandra Oaziaza and Jermaine Jackson, are both famous personalities. The 26-year-old wanted to be a golfer, but became interested in entertainment while growing up in the Jackson family. Most of Jaafar’s family members are famous stars in the entertainment industry.
As members of Jaafar’s family all have extensive musical backgrounds, he spends most of his time highlighting a wide selection like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Nat Cole and Johnny Mathis. When he was 12 years old and could play the piano, he decided to pursue a career in music. Drawing, traveling and fashion are among Jaafar Jackson’s hobbies. He has visited Hong Kong and Austria, and said he enjoys the terrain and business in both locations. In 2019, he released the song Got Me Sing. Jaafar hopes to visit Paris and work on a project with producer Rick Rubin. Alex Avant is his manager and the son of Clarence Avant, a famous businessman, businessman and film producer.
More about Michael Jackson biopic
Michael Jackson’s fortune helped produce the biopic, which may have influenced the portrayal of child molestation allegations against Michael, which Michael himself later denied. After Michael’s death in 2009, the allegations persisted.
The biography will cover everything that happened in Jackson’s life during his spectacular and turbulent career. The producers will also showcase his best performances that have made him one of the most recognizable faces in the music business. Principal photography of the film will begin this year, and the producers have not revealed who will play the rest of the films.