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Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King and Gladiator screenwriter John Logan have teamed up to bring Michael Jackson’s biopic to life.

Lionsgate will handle the worldwide distribution of the film, the studio’s chair Joe Drake said Monday.

The studio said that the film will give, “an in-depth portrayal of the complicated man who became the King of Pop” and that it will bring to life his “most iconic performances as it gives an informed insight into the entertainer’s artistic process and personal life.”

Graham King will produce with John Branca and John McClain, the co-executors of the Michael Jackson estate.

According to Deadline, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chair Joe Drake said: “I am very excited that Lionsgate will be part of this epic film, and thrilled to be working with Graham, who has proven success in telling iconic life stories, from Bohemian Rhapsody to Ali; when combined with John, we couldn’t be in more extraordinary hands.”

“I first met the Jackson family in 1981 and I’m humbled to bring their legacy to the big screen. Sitting at Dodger Stadium watching the Victory Tour, I could never have imagined that nearly 38 years later I would get the privilege to be a part of this film,” Graham added.

Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, also said in a statement that, “Ever since Michael was little, as a member of The Jackson 5, he loved the magic of cinema… As a family, we are honoured to have our life story come alive on the big screen.”

His life and music recently inspired a Broadway show, MJ, which takes place as he prepares for the 1992 Dangerous World Tour.

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