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Antoine Fuqua to direct a film about the life of Michael Jackson

Antoine Fuqua is a big fan of Michael Jackson, and he will finally be able to direct a movie about “the king of pop”.

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the acclaimed director Antoine Fuquaknown for hit action movies like “The equalizer”, “Training day” Y “The magnificent seven” has unveiled his next project: a biographical film about the singer michael jackson, Pop’s king.

The film will be titled “Michael” and will be produced by John Branca and John McClain -both in charge of Jackson’s estate after his death in 2009-as well as by graham kingresponsible for the success of the tape “Bohemian Rhapsody” about the singer Freddy Mercury. Fuqua stated to The Hollywood Reporter: “The first films of my career were music videos, and I still feel that combining film and music is a deep part of who I am. For me there is no artist with the power, charisma and musical genius of Michael Jackson. I was influenced to make music videos by seeing your work: the first black artist to be programmed in MTV. Her music and those images are part of my worldview, and the opportunity to tell her story on screen along with her music was irresistible.”

It is not yet known when filming will begin. “Michael”, nor the actor who will take the main role. In the 90s, Antoine made very popular video clips, such as “Another sad love song” of Tony Braxton, “Gangsta’s paradise” of coolio Y “The most beautiful girl in the world” of Princeprior to his debut in feature films with “The replacement killers”a 1998 film starring Chow Yun-fat.

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