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    I remember during the weeks after Michael Jackson’s death back in 2009, we had a discussion, a rather heated debate about who would play MJ in a bio-pic – a black actor, white, hispanic, bi-racial, etc. this article from EW starts it up again –

    Michael Jackson Biopic in the Works: Who Should Play the King of Pop?

    Now
    that the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray has reached its conclusion (he’ll
    be sentenced on November 29), the estate of Michael Jackson can get back
    to the business of flooding the market with product to keep the late
    King of Pop in the collective consciousness forever. The Cirque du
    Soleil show based on his music is currently on the road, and there are
    supposedly many more posthumous releases coming from Michael’s vaults.

    According to Variety, the next logical piece of the puzzle has started to fall into place; MJ
    estate executor John Branca has approached Ivan Reitman and Tom
    Pollock’s Montecito Picture Company about the prospect of producing a
    biopic based on Jackson’s life. The project is only at the “discussions”
    stage at the moment, so it could be years before there is a finished
    film (or any movement forward at all, really).

    The idea of a
    Michael Jackson biopic raises two immediate questions. The first is: Who
    will play Michael? And secondly: What stages of Jackson’s life will get
    covered?

    Let’s tackle the last question first. Michael was
    famous by age six, which means that he lived most of his life in the
    public eye and thus doesn’t have a whole lot of stories that were left
    untold. The Jackson 5 era was covered pretty well by the award-winning
    1992 mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dream, so a new film would feel like a bit of a rehash.

    Most
    likely, the most fascinating material would come from the stuff that is
    least likely to depicted on screen (his later scandals and money
    troubles). If they really just want to focus on his career peak, a film
    about the construction of Thriller would probably be the most
    entertaining, as it would be the story of Jackson’s ability to distill a
    diverse number of ’70s sounds into a whole new form that defined the
    1980s.

    (The alternate-universe version of that film would encircle HIStory,
    which would tell the tale of a massive superstar stumbling for the
    first time after a decade-plus run at the pinnacle of pop music.)

    Sean O’Connell of CienmaBlend
    also wondered “if a filmmaker would tackle a straight-up biopic or
    attempt a roundabout approach to the artist’s life, as Todd Haynes did
    for Bob Dylan with I’m Not There.” O’Connell noted that this approach “could be an extremely creative way of capturing a vastly accomplished existence.”

    As
    for the actor who should play Jackson, it seems like the only
    reasonable choice would be to find a newcomer to slip into MJ’s
    bedazzled gloves. The role is going to carry so much weight that it will
    be tough for any established actor to come to it baggage-free. Plus,
    that actor can’t fake it. So you have to have somebody who is willing to
    shoulder the burden of the character while also being able to sing and
    dance in a convincing way. Outside of the many impersonators out there,
    the only person who could possibly pull that off right now is Donald
    Glover. (I just . . . I hope that is a really bad joke?)

    But it’s never too early to speculate! British betting house Paddy Power
    recently announced that they’re putting odds on Johnny Depp to star in
    Jackson bio-pic. The bookmaker has him at 4 to 1 to play the singer,
    despite the fact that Depp is white and Jackson was African American.

    Other
    actors earning decent odds include Zac Efron (9 to 2), Usher (6 to 1)
    and Jaden Smith (6 to 1) who one assumes would play Jackson in his early
    years.

    . . . OH.

    Source – EW.com

    Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/64509712.html#ixzz1eFrM4POa

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    LKMOSCAR
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    Jaden Smith would probably be a good choice (especially with The Karate Kid’s success).

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    Cordell Martin
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    What about Evan Ross? 

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    Gucci
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    I was thinking about Evan Ross as well.  I really can’t think of any other actor.

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    Foolio
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    I hope this will surprise everyone by not turning out to be the uber-cheesy disaster it unfortunately has the makings of. I like @LKMOSCAR’s idea of M-Jack being played by Jaden Smith.

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    Tyler [Last Name]
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    This may be a crazy idea but…

    Bruno Mars?

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    EmmyWinner
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    Meryl Streep

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    sofan
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    Honestly it all depends on what period of his career they are making the movie about. It should be a black actor if it is pre-90’s, or it should be a white actor if it is later than 90’s.

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    vinny
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    The only phase of his life that I really don’t want to see in a movie is the Jackson 5 so I would love it if it starts with him going solo. As for who can play him: Bruno Mars would kill it. And in the later years with the later 90s until the end…..i have no idea but keep johnny depp far far far away

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    Tyler [Last Name]
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    The only phase of his life that I really don’t want to see in a movie is the Jackson 5 so I would love it if it starts with him going solo. As for who can play him: Bruno Mars would kill it. And in the later years with the later 90s until the end…..i have no idea but keep johnny depp far far far away

    Kill it good or kill it bad?

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    kbfr12
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    Sally Hawkins will do it if she doesn’t win for The Shape of Water.

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    vinny
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    The only phase of his life that I really don’t want to see in a movie is the Jackson 5 so I would love it if it starts with him going solo. As for who can play him: Bruno Mars would kill it. And in the later years with the later 90s until the end…..i have no idea but keep johnny depp far far far away

    Kill it good or kill it bad?

    Good

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    Andrew D
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    I think it should be Ralph finnes

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