Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Documentary to Premiere at Sundance

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Off the Wall will explore the transition the late singer experienced as he catipulted from child star to King of Pop.

Spike Lee is gearing up to debut another documentary devoted to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

The Chi-raq filmmaker is back with Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, Entertainment Weekly details.

The new documentary will debut at Sundance Film Festival next month and a film synopsis reads that it will "explore the seminal album, with rare footage and interviews from those who were there and those whose lives its success and legacy impacted."

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Jackson, who died in 2009, released Off the Wall in 1979 with stellar singles, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Rock With You," "Working Night" and the title track, "Off the Wall."

Lee first developed the project Bad 25 in 2013 devoted to the late singer's album.

Sundance Programming Director Trevor Groth said that the documentary will show fans the work-ethic of one of the most iconic musicians of the last 50 years as he transitioned from a child star to a legend.

"The film focuses on his drive and commitment. What a hard worker he was, not just on how talented he was. It looks at when he transitioned from the Jackson Five into a solo career. For fans, I think it's going to play through the roof. And not fans, they're going to be fascinated."

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