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Michael Jackson biopic finds TEN actors to portray The Jackson Five
Photo: © ANP

Michael Jackson biopic finds TEN actors to portray The Jackson Five

Michael Jackson biopic finds TEN actors to portray The Jackson Five
Photo: © ANP

The Michael Jackson biopic is starting to take shape as 10 actors have now been cast to portray The Jackson Five.

We already knew that Michael will be played by his nephew Jaafar as an adult and Juliano Krue Valdi as a child.

The rest of The Jackson Five - Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie - will also be played by one younger actor and one older.

Jayden Harville and Jamal R. Henderson will play the younger and older versions of Jermaine Jackson, Jaylen Lyndon Hunter and Tre Horton will play Marlon, Judah Edwards and Rhyan Hill will play Tito, and Nathaniel Logan McIntyre and Joseph David-Jones will play Jackie.

The official description of Michael reads:

“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.”

Jaafar Jackson's likeness to Michael Jackson

The first image has been released of Jaafar playing Michael in the pop icon's biopic, and the likeness between the pair is ridiculous.

Director Antoine Fuqua previously commented on the resemblance between Jaafar and his Uncle Michael, which you can see from the photo above from the production.

"Michael's nephew Jaafar is playing him — it's uncanny how he's so much like Michael, it's actually scary," Fuqua told Yahoo.

Shortly after he was announced as playing Michael, Jaafar took to Instagram to comment on the opportunity, as well as to upload a picture of himself dancing in rehearsal in MJ's signature pose.

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