Michael Jackson Biopic Adds Nia Long to Cast

In Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming biographical drama about Michael Jackson, Nia Long will play Katherine Jackson, the King of Pop’s mother.  Jaafar Jackson, Michael’s real-life nephew, will play Michael Jackson, and Colman Domingo will play Joe Jackson, the family patriarch. John Logan, who also wrote the scripts for the James Bond movies “Skyfall,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Gladiator,” wrote this one. The story will depict a “brilliant yet complicated man” who became one of the greatest performers ever. Long recently starred in Netflix’s comedy “You People” and is best known for movies such as “Boyz n the Hood,” “Love Jones, Soul Food,” “The Best Man,” and “Big Momma’s House.” Production is underway for “Michael,” which will open on April 18, 2025.

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