Colman Domingo joins Michael Jackson biopic as Joe Jackson
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Oscar-nominated actor Colman Domingo has been cast to portray Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, in the Antoine Fuqua-directed biopic, Michael

I previously reported Michael’s real-life nephew, Jaafar Jackson, will star as the King of Pop in the highly anticipated biopic.

Related: Jaafar Jackson To Portray His Uncle Michael Jackson In Antoine Fuqua-Directed Biopic

9-year-old Juliano Krue Valdi will portray a young Michael in the film.

Colman Domingo On His Being Cast As Joe Jackson In ‘Michael’ Biopic

It’s exciting to do it with Jaafar. Jermaine Jackson’s son is playing Michael, and he is breathtaking, and I think Graham King, the producer, has assembled an incredible cast.

I’m excited to be a part of a film that explores both the complicated soul of the legendary Michael Jackson as well as his impact on music and culture as a global icon.

Not only am I fortunate to have a rich, complex, and flawed character to portray in Joe Jackson, but I also have a front-row seat for Jaafar’s incredible transformation.

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Producer Graham King is welcoming Colman to the film with open arms. 

Few actors present themselves with Colman’s screen presence and force of will. We’re so fortunate to have an actor with his undeniable talent portraying Joe Jackson on screen. We couldn’t be more excited to have him join us on this journey.

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Antoine Fuqua added:

Colman has such incredible range – he puts in the work to deeply inhabit his characters and understand their true essence and motivation.

I’m grateful to be working with an actor with his passion and ability to portray the many sides of Joe Jackson: a husband, a father, and a manager.

In addition to joining the Michael film, Colman Domingo executive produced the horror movie, It’s What’s Inside, and sold it to Netflix for $17 million.

The Oscar-nominated actor will also appear in the feature films Drive-Away Dolls and Sing Sing

Colman Domingo is also leading the NAACP Image Awards with three nominations including Entertainer of the Year

What Is The Michael Jackson Biopic About? 

Michael will bring audiences a riveting and honest portrayal of the brilliant yet complicated man who became the King of Pop.

The film presents his triumphs and tragedies on an epic, cinematic scale — from his human side and personal struggles to his undeniable creative genius, exemplified by his most iconic performances.

As never before, audiences will experience an inside look into one of the most influential, trailblazing artists the world has ever known.

When Will The Biopic ‘Michael’ Be Released?

The Michael Jackson biopic, directed by Antoine Fuqua, began production on January 22, 2024, and is slated to be released worldwide on April 18, 2025. 

Are you looking forward to Michael?

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