The 26-year-old, who is the second youngest child of Michael’s brother, jermaine jackson and his ex alejandra oaziaza—will play the King of Pop in the upcoming biopic, Miguel. The movie director, antoine fuquaannounced the news with an Instagram post showing Jaafar’s transformation.
“Proud to announce @jaafarjackson as Michael, the event film exploring the journey of the man who became the King of Pop,” said the Training Day the director captioned a black-and-white photo of the actor dressed as the late star, complete with a fedora and white socks paired with loafers, on Jan. 30. “Coming soon”.
According to Variety, Miguel is set in the ups and downs of the pop star’s legacy before his death in 2009 and will explore all facets of his career, “including his most iconic performances that led him to become the greatest artist of all time.”