Bohemian Rhapsody producer is making a film about the life of Michael Jackson 6 months ago

Bohemian Rhapsody producer is making a film about the life of Michael Jackson

Jackson's estate have given their approval and it will feature his music.

Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King will be hoping for similar box-office and Oscar returns with his next film about a musical superstar.

After striking gold with the biopic of Queen and their charismatic singer Freddie Mercury, King is now turning his producing skills to the life of Michael Jackson.

Deadline are reporting that Jackson's estate have given King the rights to make a film about the life of the controversial pop icon. The filmmakers will also have full access to all of Jackson's music.

The publication have also reported that the film is not "intended to be a sanitised rendering of Jackson’s life."

John Logan (Gladiator, Any Given Sunday, The Last Samurai) is attached to write the script and the film is expected to span Jackson's entire life, which ended with his death in June 2009 at the age of 50.

As we know, the singer became a child star with his incredible work in The Jackson Five. After launching his solo career, he soon became 'The King of Pop' and one of the most famous artists on the planet.

However, his adulthood was mired by allegations that he sexually abused children who routinely stayed at his house for sleepovers.

The biopic marks the first film about Jackson's life that's authorised by his family - there have previously been various made-for-TV movies and documentaries, most recently HBO's Leaving Neverland.

In terms of creating musical biopics that perform well at the box-office, King seems to be on something of a streak.

Bohemian Rhapsody grossed $903.7 million and won Rami Malek an Oscar for his performance as Freddie Mercury. The film also picked up six Oscar nominations in total including Best Picture.

King and his production company have also recently completed a deal with Paramount to make a film about The Bee Gees.

At present, there's no news about casting or a release date for the upcoming Jackson biopic.