A Michael Jackson movie may be coming to a screen near you sooner rather than later.
Producer Graham King has secured the rights from Jackson’s estate to make a feature film about the late singer’s life, according to Deadline. The estate also agreed to give him Jackson’s music rights for the film.
King is the producer who brought to life the award-winning movie Bohemian Rhapsody, which detailed the success of the legendary rock band Queen.
Oscar-nominated writer John Logan is also reportedly set to write the project.
The movie is expected to span Jackson’s journey from child star to global icon that ended when he died in 2009 weeks before a planned comeback concert.
Deadline, citing unnamed sources, said the film “isn’t intended to be a sanitized rendering” of Jackson’s life, including Jackson’s trial and acquittal in 2005 on charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy. In 1994, he settled a sexual abuse civil lawsuit concerning another 13 year-old boy.
The film has yet to be attached to a studio.