Lifetime working on a Michael Jackson biopic

Cape Town – Lifetime has announced that the network is working on a Michael Jackson biopic.

This comes a week after British broadcaster Sky cancelled a controversial episode of the comedy series Urban Myths in which Joseph Fiennes stars as Michael Jackson. (Read more here)

The Lifetime movie will be based on bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard's book Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.

It will focus on the last two years of Michael's life through the perspective of the guards. 

Searching for Neverland will star self-proclaimed world's greatest MJ impersonator, Navi as the late pop singer. 

Production of the movie will begin in February 2017. 

(Photo: Showtime/Lifetime)

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