Miles Teller Cast in Upcoming Film "Michael" as John Branca, Manager of Michael Jackson

News - 7 February 2024

Miles Teller, known for his roles in films such as Whiplash and Top Gun: Maverick, has officially been cast in the upcoming movie Michael, which follows the life of the legendary Michael Jackson. Teller is set to play the role of John Branca, who was not only an entertainment lawyer but also the manager of the King of Pop. The announcement of Teller's casting was made by Lionsgate and Universal Pictures, with the film's producer, Graham King, expressing his admiration for the actor.

King praised Teller's on-screen presence, stating that he has been a fan of the actor since seeing him in Whiplash. He believes Teller is the perfect fit to portray Branca's enigmatic personality in the film. King also emphasized the emotional connection between Branca and Jackson, which was evident in their discussions about the film.

Branca allowed himself to be portrayed in the movie, and King is thrilled that Teller has taken on the role.Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Michael will feature Jaafar Jackson, the real-life nephew of Michael Jackson, in the lead role as the iconic musician. Other members of the cast include Colman Domingo and Nia Long, among others.

Jaafar Jackson shared the casting news on social media, expressing his excitement about the project.The inclusion of Teller in the cast adds another layer of talent to the film, which is already shaping up to be a captivating portrayal of the life of Michael Jackson. With Fuqua at the helm and a talented ensemble cast, Michael is set to be a must-see movie for fans of the King of Pop.

In addition to Teller's casting, the movie has been generating buzz for its unique approach to telling the story of Michael Jackson. By focusing on pivotal moments in the musician's life and career, the film aims to provide a deeper understanding of the man behind the music. With Jaafar Jackson stepping into the role of his famous uncle, viewers can expect a heartfelt and authentic portrayal of Michael Jackson's legacy.

As the production of Michael continues to move forward, fans are eagerly anticipating more updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the film. With Teller's involvement and the enthusiastic support of the cast and crew, Michael is poised to be a memorable and impactful tribute to the King of Pop. Keep an eye out for more news about the film as it progresses towards its highly anticipated release.