Lifetime Announces Michael Jackson Biopic

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It was bound to happen sooner than later, with biopics already in the can for Aaliyah and Whitney Houston, Lifetime has announced plans to release one for Michael Jackson. Thus far the working title is Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland.

On Friday,  the U.K.’s Sky channel axed it’s plans for their upcoming “Urban Myths” episode that was set to feature MJ, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando. The cancelation comes after critics, including Jackson’s daughter Paris, bashed actor Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of the icon in the movie’s trailer.

Searching for Neverland is based on Bill Whitefield’s book Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in his Final Days.

Production is set to begin next month in L.A.

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