Michael Jackson's nephew Jaafar Jackson is SPITTING IMAGE of King of Pop in astonishing new snap from hotly-anticipated biopic

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Michael Jackson's nephew Jaafar Jackson was nan spitting image of nan precocious King of Pop successful an astonishing caller threat from hotly-anticipated biopic, Michael.

Jaafar, 27, looked identical to MJ successful a achromatic curly wig and sporting facial prosthetics arsenic he performed onstage for nan film,

Jaafar wore a achromatic vest top, matching garment and achromatic trousers arsenic he belted retired a way - pinch nan young prima looking unrecognizable successful nan snap.

Colman Domingo, 54, who stars arsenic Mister successful The Color Purple, will tackle nan domiciled of patriarch Joe Jackson, who died successful 2018 - while Nia Long, 53, will play Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson.

Michael is slated for an April 18, 2025 theatrical merchandise successful nan United States, according to Deadline, while Universal handles overseas distribution.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua pinch a screenplay written by John Logan, the biographical philharmonic play follows nan life and four-decade profession of Michael Jackson, who was 1 of 8 Jackson children, 5 of which comprised nan original popular sensation, nan Jackson 5.

Michael Jackson's nephew Jaafar Jackson was nan spitting image of nan precocious King of Pop successful an astonishing caller threat from hotly-anticipated biopic, Michael

Jaafar, 27, looked identical to MJ successful a achromatic curly wig and sporting facial prosthetics arsenic he performed onstage for nan movie - emulating nan superstar successful nan 1980s and 1990s (pictured R successful 1988)

Logan, 62, has a agelong proven way grounds arsenic a playwright and filmmaker, penning aliases co-writing nan likes of Gladiator (2000), The Aviator (2004), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007), Hugo (2011) and nan James Bond 007 films Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

According to Lionsgate, nan movie will delve into each aspects of Michael's life, though it's chartless really aliases if nan much scandalous controversies of his life, including allegations of kid intersexual abuse, will beryllium addressed, considering nan truth that nan biopic is being made successful conjunction pinch nan singer's estate.

'Michael will bring audiences a riveting and honorable portrayal of nan superb yet analyzable man who became nan King of Pop, nan charismatic synopsis reads.

'The movie presents his triumphs and tragedies connected an epic, cinematic standard — from his quality broadside and individual struggles to his undeniable imaginative genius, exemplified by his astir iconic performances.

'As ne'er before, audiences will acquisition an wrong look into 1 of nan astir influential, trailblazing artists nan world has ever known.'

After accumulation for nan movie was delayed this past twelvemonth owed to nan 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, nan main photography is now group to statesman connected January 22.

Bohemian Rhapsody's Graham King is among nan producers moving connected nan task that besides includes John Branca and John McClain, who are nan co-executors of nan Michael Jackson estate. 

The Billie Jean vocalist passed distant from an accidental overdose of medicine medication successful 2009 astatine property 50. 

The upcoming Michael Jackson biopic Michael starring Jaafar (pictured) arsenic nan euphony superstar, has been fixed a merchandise day of April 18, 2025 

Michael Jackson is pictured during his iconic 1995 capacity astatine nan MTV Video Music Awards (pictured)

 Jaafar showed he had nailed MJ's creation moves successful a first charismatic threat from caller biopic Michael 

Jaafar, 27, showed he had nailed his precocious uncle's signature creation moves arsenic he posed connected his toes, while clad successful a achromatic hat, suit and achromatic top; Michael pictured successful 1988

Jackson died from an accidental overdose of medicine medication successful 2009 astatine property 50

The young character and vocalist posted a achromatic and achromatic photograph of himself dressed arsenic nan precocious superstar, connected January 19, penning 'The travel starts Monday, ' referring to nan January 22 commencement date. 

The movie is expected to beryllium fresh for merchandise successful April 2025.  

The Boys successful nan Hood prima will beryllium telling her ain life communicative successful her upcoming memoir.

In a connection released connected societal media announcing nan deal, nan writer described what readers mightiness expect. 'My steps to uncovering divine intent person been thoughtful and intentional.'

'For amended aliases worse, you will find truth and transparency successful nan storytelling, radiated pinch ’90s nostalgia.'

'I'm humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael's communicative to life,' Jaafar wrote connected Instagram connected January 30, 2023. 'To each nan fans each complete nan world, I'll spot you soon.'

The vocalist and songwriter, who has been singing and dancing since property 12, is nan boy of erstwhile Jackson 5 personnel and solo enactment Jermaine Jackson, 69. 

'It's uncanny really overmuch he's for illustration Michael … sounds for illustration him, dances for illustration him, sings. It's really uncanny,' Fuqua said successful an question and reply pinch Entertainment Weekly.

'Graham King, who is simply a awesome producer, recovered him, and introduced him to me, and I was blown away.'

Fuqua is coming disconnected directing his 3rd installment of The Equalizer franchise starring Denzel Washington for Sony Pictures. 

His anterior feature, nan Will Smith slavery play Emancipation, was released by Apple successful 2022.

Thrust into nan spotlight arsenic a child, Michael Jackson was conscionable six-years-old erstwhile he and his older siblings made their debut arsenic nan Jackson 5 successful 1964. 

Jackson released 10 workplace albums arsenic a solo creator from 1972 to 2001, which comes disconnected nan heels of nan 10 workplace recordings he did arsenic nan Jackson 5 and The Jacksons from 1969 to 1975.

Jaafar showed disconnected immoderate of his MJ moves successful a societal media photograph posted successful January 2023, correct aft he landed nan role

During his four-decade career, Michael's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, on pinch his publicized individual life, made him a world fig successful celebrated culture. 

With 32 cardinal copies sold worldwide by nan extremity of 1983, Jackson's Thriller had nan favoritism of being the best-selling workplace medium of each time, and was ratified by Guinness World Records on February 7, 1984.

In nan years since nan 1980s, Thriller has gone connected to solidify itself arsenic nan best-selling medium of each clip pinch much than 70 cardinal copies sold worldwide.