Watch Trailer For "Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland"
Tue, 16 May 2017 11:15:50
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Lifetime Network have a reputation for delivering a certain caliber of biopic. Just recently Britney Ever After stirred up the passions of fans and critics alike, who were concerned by the host of inaccuracies in the retelling of Ms. Spears rise, fall, and return to the spotlight.
Now, using a 2014 book Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days as source material Lifetime are offering their latest biopic focused on pop culture: Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland.
At this point no one knows how close to the book, authored by Jackson's bodyguards Javon Beard and Bill Whitfield, the film will be. However, with famed Michael Jackson impersonator Navi in the titular role the caliber of the project seems set.
The film's focuses on the final days of Jackson, and shows the aftermath of sexual charges brought against the singer, until his untimely death in 2009. Searching For Neverland offers Navi his first serious acting role. The Walking Dead's Chad L. Coleman takes the role of bodyguard Whitfield.
This isn't the first time that an area of Jackson's life has come under dramatised scrutiny for TV, and it won't be the last. Warner Bros. is also developing its own series about Jackson's final weeks based on Tavis Smiley's Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days.
It seems like the continuing interest of fans will inspire more depictions of the truths and speculations around one of the most enigmatic artists from pop culture for quite some time.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff