Jacko Biopic In The Works

They want to be startin’ something.’ Michael Jackson’s estate is in talks with Hollywood producers about bringing the late singer’s life to the big screen, according to The Guardian. (I can’t think of a movie star who could or should play him: they should cast an unknown.)

The project is likely to cover only certain periods of Jackson’s life, though these have not been specified. Tom Pollock of the Montecito Picture Company has confirmed he and partner Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters, are in early negotiations with the estate, though no deal is yet in place. Representatives of the estate are yet to confirm the report.

The prospect of a Jackson biopic has been touted ever since the singer’s death in June 2009 following an accidental overdose of the powerful surgical anaesthetic propofol.

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