Michael Jackson’s nephew to star as uncle in movie

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American movie director, Antoine Fuqua, has announced that Jaafar Jackson, a nephew of the late legendary popstar, Michael Jackson’s, will play the role of the singer in an upcoming biopic.

Fuqua shared a picture of Jaafar’s transformation via Instagram recently.

“Proud to announce @jaafarjackson as Michael—the motion picture event that explores the journey of the man who became the King of Pop,” he captioned the post.

Jaafar also posted the same picture and expressed his excitement regarding the project.

He said, “I’m humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon.”

In a press release, it was revealed that the biopic titled Michael, will detail the high and low points of Jackson’s life “including his most iconic performances that led him to become the greatest entertainer of all time.”

Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, also welcomed the development in a statement contained in the press release.

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