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Lifetime Confirms Michael Jackson Biopic Is In The Works

We hope it’s better look than that Joseph Fiennes-production that was cancelled.

Days after an egregious Michael Jackson production was axed, Lifetime has announced that it is working on its own biopic on the late King of Pop.

Based on a 2014 book from two of Jackson’s personal security guards, “Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland”, the film will trace the singer’s final years. The film is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting next month, the LA Times reports.

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Now we all know Lifetime is hit or miss with their biopics, so we’ll take a wait-and-see approach. The Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B was controversial from start to finish, but the Michel’le story, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’lewas actually quite good.

Sky Arts pulled their ‘Urban Myths’ episode earlier this week after the Jackson family expressed disgust with the casting of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson.

Paris Jackson, Jackson’s 18-year-old daughter tweeted her disgust, saying, “It honestly makes me want to vomit.”

The 30-minute comedy was originally set to air on Jan. 19, and planned to focus on the singer’s rumored road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following 9/11.