‘The Good, Bad, and The Ugly’ Promised By Jackson Biopic Director

Best known for his unique vision behind drama-heavy and high-octane titles including Emancipation, The Magnificent Seven, King Arthur, Training Day, and The Equalizer franchise, Antoine Fuqua is taking a run at the biopic genre and intends to make a splash. Bohemian Rhapsody came very close to earning $1 billion despite receiving little to no mainstream critical praise, and the iconic King of Pop is still one of the most well-known and interesting figures in history so a story about Michael Jackson’s life will be surely a success.
The project’s only potential drawback is that there are already rumors  circulating that it will be sugar-coated; after all, Jackson’s nephew Jafaar will be playing the lead in an adaptation of the subject’s life story, and Jackson’s estate will be fully behind and supportive of it. We all know that Michael was the target of some worrisome charges to say the least. It’s also pretty safe to say that when the Jackson estate gets involved, the negatives often get minimized if not swept entirely under the nearest rug in favor of hagiography.

Despite the speculation, Fuqua said in an interview with Collider that his film will depict “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of Jackson’s life. Fuqua said he aims to provide “a better insight on Michael as an artist, as a human being – the good, bad, and the ugly – and let people decide for themselves on what they feel about Michael Jackson.”

How “ugly” do you think the biopic will get? You watching?

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