Jaafar Jackson Transforms into Uncle in Upcoming Michael Jackson Biopic “Michael”

Jaafar Jackson is a singer, actor, and performer from America. He was born on July 25, 1996 in Los Angeles. His father is Jermaine Jackson, a member of the famous Jackson family. His aunt and uncle are Michael and Janet Jackson, two of the most successful pop stars in history.

Jackson has been in music videos and featured in The Jacksons: Next Generation. His first single, “Got Me Singing”, came out in 2019. He is going to star as his uncle, Michael Jackson, in the upcoming movie Michael.

Early life of Jaafar Jackson

Jaafar Jackson’s mother is Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza, who was married to Randy Jackson before. He began to sing and perform when he was 12 years old. He also wanted to be a professional golf player. When he was 13, in 2010, the police and child protection officers investigated his family in Encino, Los Angeles. This was because he bought a stun gun online.

Jaafar Jackson Career

Jackson has sung songs by Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye. He released his debut single, “Got Me Singing”, in 2019. He was in Jackson-related projects like The Jacksons: Next Generation and Tito Jackson’s music video “Love One Another” in 2021. Empire magazine said he “established a social media presence as a talented singer and performer”.

Jackson got the lead role of his uncle Michael Jackson in a biopic that will come out soon. The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua and distributed by Lionsgate.

Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother, said she liked the casting. She said he “embodies” her son. Jaafar wrote on his personal Instagram account that he was “humbled and honored” to play the role.

The movie started filming on November 27, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Some footage of Jackson in the role came online soon after.

Jaafar Jackson to play his uncle Michael Jackson in a biopic

The production of the Michael Jackson biopic has officially begun, and the director of the film has shared a new photo of the star of the movie, Jaafar Jackson. He is the nephew of the late pop legend and he looks just like him in the photo.

Jaafar Jackson to play his uncle Michael Jackson in a biopic
Jaafar Jackson to play his uncle Michael Jackson in a biopic “Michael”

The director, Antoine Fuqua, wrote under the photo: “Photograph by the famous photographer Kevin Mazur, who captured Michael’s last rehearsal, and is now the first to capture Jaafar as Michael.” In the photo, Jaafar is wearing Michael’s signature outfit and performing on stage.

The film’s details

The movie will show the life and career of the musician and will be made by Graham King (Bohemian Rhapsody) and John Branca and John McClain, who are in charge of the Michael Jackson estate. The movie is called Michael and Antoine Fuqua will direct it.

Antoine Fuqua is a well-known American film director who has worked in various genres such as action, thriller, drama, and documentary. Some of his other movies include:

  • Training Day (2001), a crime thriller that won Denzel Washington an Oscar for his performance as a corrupt cop.
  • Tears of the Sun (2003), a war drama that follows a team of Navy SEALs on a rescue mission in Nigeria.
  • King Arthur (2004), a historical epic that depicts the legend of King Arthur and his knights.
  • Shooter (2007), a conspiracy thriller that stars Mark Wahlberg as a former sniper who is framed for an assassination attempt.
  • Brooklyn’s Finest (2009), a crime drama that explores the lives of three conflicted police officers in Brooklyn.
  • Olympus Has Fallen (2013), an action thriller that features Gerard Butler as a Secret Service agent who must stop a terrorist attack on the White House.
  • Southpaw (2015), a sports drama that centers on a boxer who struggles to rebuild his life and career after a tragedy.
  • The Magnificent Seven (2016), a western remake of the classic 1960 film, with an ensemble cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
  • The Equalizer trilogy (2014-2023), a series of action thrillers that star Denzel Washington as a former CIA operative who uses his skills to help people in need.

Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s mother, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter before: “Jaafar is like my son. It’s so amazing to see him continue the Jackson tradition of singers and performers.”

The film’s cast

Jaafar Jackson will act in the movie with Nia Long, who will play Katherine Jackson, and Colman Domingo, who got an Oscar nomination and will play Joe Jackson, the father of the Jackson family who was very controversial. Juliano Krue Valdi, a nine-year-old actor, will play Michael when he was young and in the Jackson 5.

The movie is expected to come out in April 2025.

Jaafar Jackson Personal life

Jackson has a brother, Jermajesty Jermaine Jackson, who was born in 2000. He also has many half-siblings from his parents’ other relationships. Jaafar Jackson said he is inspired by his musical family and other artists like Bruno Mars, Frank Sinatra, and Stevie Wonder.

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