Hours after Sky Arts introduced it will not air the controversial Michael Jackson episode of the British collection “City Myths,” Lifetime has introduced Jackson-related mission of its personal.
The community introduced through press launch on Friday Michael Jackson TV film is at present in pre-production. The film, working title “Michael Jackson: Trying to find Neverland,” relies on the best-selling e-book, “Keep in mind the Time: Defending Michael Jackson in His Closing Days,” and can start filming in Los Angeles in February.
“Trying to find Neverland” will inform the story of Jackson’s last days by means of the eyes of his trusted bodyguards, Invoice Whitfield and Javon Beard. “The Strolling Useless’s” Chad L. Coleman has been forged as Whitfield, whereas Michael Jackson tribute artist Navi will play the King of Pop, in his appearing debut.
Suzanne de Passe, Madison Jones and Robert Teitel are govt producing the mission, directed by Dianne Houston from a script written by Elizabeth Hunter.
Whereas Lifetime’s MJ mission strikes ahead, Sky Arts confirmed to ET on Friday that its “City Myths” episode in regards to the music icon, titled “Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,” had formally been reduce. The community acquired overwhelming backlash after the primary picture from the mission, that includes Joseph Fiennes as Jackson, was launched on Tuesday.
“Now we have taken the choice to not broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,’ a half hour episode from the Sky Arts City Myths collection, in gentle of the issues expressed by Michael Jackson’s fast household,” Sky Artwork’s assertion learn. “We got down to take a light-hearted take a look at reportedly true occasions and by no means meant to trigger any offence. Joseph Fiennes absolutely helps our determination.”
Paris Jackson was among the many first of MJ’s household to criticize the mission, calling Fiennes’ portrayal of her late father “shameful.”