Upcoming Biopic "Michael" Announces Cast of Rising Stars to Portray The Jackson 5 Members

News - 1 April 2024

The highly anticipated Michael Jackson biopic, Michael, directed by Antoine Fuqua, is currently in the works and has recently announced the addition of eight up-and-coming actors to its cast. These actors will be portraying the iconic members of The Jackson 5, an essential part of Michael Jackson's musical journey. Lionsgate and Universal Pictures International have revealed that four young actors and four older actors have been chosen for these roles.

Among the cast are Jayden Harville and Jamal R. Henderson as the younger and older versions of Jermaine, Jaylen Lyndon Hunter and Tre Horton as Marlon, Judah Edwards and Rhyan Hill as Tito, and Nathaniel Logan McIntyre and Joseph David-Jones as Jackie. Additionally, Jaafar Jackson, the real-life nephew of Michael Jackson, will be portraying his famous uncle, with Nia Long and Colman Domingo playing the roles of Katherine and Joe Jackson, and Miles Teller as John Branca, the family's attorney.

The film is set to hit theaters in April 2025. Producer Graham King expressed the importance of finding talented actors to portray the various members of the Jackson family throughout the years. The truly epic nature of this film required a total of ten talented actors with the skill and ability to embody the essence of the Jacksons, King stated in a press release.

This biopic will delve into the life and career of the legendary Michael Jackson, showcasing his rise to fame as a member of The Jackson 5 and his incredible solo success as the King of Pop. The film promises to provide viewers with an in-depth look at the man behind the music, exploring both his triumphs and struggles in the spotlight.Antoine Fuqua, known for his work on films such as Training Day and The Equalizer, has been tasked with bringing Michael Jackson's story to the big screen in a way that is both authentic and compelling.

Fuqua is known for his ability to capture the raw emotions of his characters, and his work on Michael is sure to be no exception.The casting of relatively unknown actors in key roles in Michael is a deliberate choice, as it allows for a fresh perspective on the iconic figures of The Jackson 5. By selecting actors who are not yet widely recognized, the film aims to focus on the essence of the characters rather than the star power of the actors themselves.

In addition to the cast announcement, Lionsgate and Universal Pictures International also released a brief synopsis of the film, giving fans a glimpse of what to expect. The biopic will chronicle Michael Jackson's incredible journey from a young boy with a dream to a global superstar, highlighting the challenges he faced along the way and the impact he had on the music industry with a talented cast, an experienced director, and a powerful story to tell, Michael is shaping up to be a must-see film for fans of Michael Jackson and music enthusiasts alike.

Stay tuned for more updates as the production of the biopic continues to unfold.