Graham King’s GK Films has reached a deal with Michael Jackson’s estate to make an authorized biopic about the late King of Pop.
It was first reported by Deadline that King’s production company – which produced the Queen biopic and also has a Bee Gees film in the works – secured the rights to Jackson’s life story as well as the use of his music.
Now, a representative for GK Films confirmed the acquisition to Rolling Stone. A rep for the Jackson estate declined to comment.
According to Deadline, Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan — who previously worked with King on another biopic, Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator — will pen the Jackson biopic script, with the film, like Bohemian Rhapsody, not shying away from the more controversial moments of Jackson’s life and career.