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While HBO struggles through the aftermath of their docuseries, the folks behind the Michael Jackson estate has been drumming up a release of their own.
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Back in September 2019, a federal judge issued a tentative ruling to allow the Michael Jackson estate to take HBO to arbitration over its docuseries. But little did anyone know the Michael Jackson estate was working on their own release of the Michal Jackson Biopic. Graham King and his production company GK Films were chosen early this week and given access to the Michael Jackson Biopic rights.
Jackson’s complete music catalog has also been acknowledged for film’s use. While the project has been recently announced, unknowingly the projects has already been accompanied by a screenwriter: John Logan, who has received various accolades including being three-time Academy Award nominations.
The film will come in the aftermath of the release of Leaving Neverland, and all the controversy it created. The Emmy Award-winning documentary from HBO detailed the allegations of two men who claim Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. Based that the case against the docuseries is still ongoing. In a tentative ruling Thursday, Judge George Wu denied HBO’s motion to dismiss the case—a decision that the judge is expected to make final by the end of the month. According to Vanity Fair.