The Michael Jackson Movie

Published by Clay Cane on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 12:00 am.

A biopic about Michael Jackson is a Hollywood must.  The potential film has A-list and Oscar written all over it.  The story of the pop icon is full of highs, lows, success, drama and a climatic ending.  Well, of course we need a cast and here is what I propose for the MJ story — I am sure the movie is already in the works and Steven Spielberg is trying to buy the rights!

Young Michael Jackson: Tristan Wilds
tristanmichaelTristan has made a name for himself in movies like The Secret Life of Bees and his role on 90210. Wilds could capture the essence of an ethnic Michael on the rise, battling insecurities and achieving incredible success.

Older Michael Jackson: Evan RossrossjacksonWho else? Ross can act and he has personal experience with the King of Pop. Plus, there is an uncanny resemblance to Michael post the Bad era. Fans could trust Ross to not sensationalize Michael’s memory, but still be authentic.

Lisa Marie Presley: Megan Fox


The current Hollywood “it” girl, Fox has the look and sass to play the rock ‘n roll princess, Lisa Marie Presley. Presley was Jackson’s ex-wife and often talked about how she wanted to save Michael.

Janet Jackson: Zoe Saldana
janetzoeSaldana is an excellent actress; give her a script and she can make it work. I’d love to see her as another iconic figure, Janet Jackson, who has made a name for herself outside of her brother’s name.  She has the look, sex appeal and compassion to play the youngest Jackson.

La Toya Jackson: Mariah Carey
marialatoyaCarey has proven herself as a good actress with the upcoming Precious and she is even doing drag in her new video. I could easily see Carey as the controversial La Toya, who always wanted to be a star but fell short of the glory.

Katherine Jackson: Oprah Winfrey


You might’ve forgot this but Oprah is an Oscar nominee and she can act. If you don’t believe me add The Color Purple or Women of Brewster Place to your Nextflix ASAP. Winfrey could wrap herself in the compassion that makes up Mother Jackson — although the Grand O would have to tone down that slave accent. You know she loves to do that in all her films!

Jermaine Jackson: Jamie Foxx
jermainejamieJamie would need to be in this movie in some capacity and I see him as Jermaine, who has always stepped up in controversy. He has been the family spokesman in the hardest times and has battled the media when they have torn his family to pieces.

Joe Jackson: Ving Rhames
vingjoeLike many people, Michael had a complex relationship with his father. The King of Pop revealed there was child abuse, but he would later resolve his relationship with his father and often talked about how much he loved him.  Rhames would give a respectable performance as Joe Jackson.

Debbie Rowe: Rosie O’Donnell
rosieroweMichael’s baby mama should be played by none other than Rosie O’Donnell.  Slap a wig on Ro and you got Debbie Rowe!

Who would you like to see in a movie about Michael Jackson?

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Daniellee Said on

Make teh movie!!!i loveee michael and his childhood is tragic!
no rosie.
RIP michael Jackson

carolien Said on

Oh yes make the movie but instead of Oprah get Queen Latifah or Woopie Goldberg. If you take Oprah it will get to sentimental, no offense

precious Said on

I feel that this movie should be made. Michael will be forever in our hearts.

Joanna Said on

Indeed a movie as a tribute to Michael should be made…..

Jada Said on

If a Michael Jackson movie was ever made, here are some of my choices:

Tristan Wilds- if he can dance as good as Michael did, then he could be a contender. If not, then I would go with Corbin Bleu (HSM).

Evan Ross- Great choice, but isn’t he a little too young for “Bad” era Michael?

Megan Fox- as overrated as she is right now, I can’t think of anyone else to play Lisa Marie Presley.

Zoe Saldana- Too tall to play Janet. I would go for Tatyana Ali.

I can’t think for any of the others. This is all my opinion.

tashie Said on

I think Evan Ross is a definite. He is a great actor and so passionate plus like mentioned before, he really knows Michael. But who would play Diana? The other choices are great except Ving Rhames. He is not as mobile. It needs to be someone who is lighter on their feet. Plus, his outburst at the BET awards was so inappropriate. I’m a little turned off by him right now.

DANDRE Said on

i think Tatyana Ali. should play janet and mariah carey should not play latoya jackson she is a good actress but we gotta think about looks too. And keke palmer should play janet when she was younger

DANDRE Said on

and Laurence Fishburnemshould play joe jackson he is a good actor

sherry Said on

Everything was all good until yall said for Mariah Carey to play as WHO? Yeah right she’s not a good actor and there is a really big difference and I’m not calling color an issue, but just b/c Latoya wanted to be something off a blonde doesnt mean Mariah needs to play her role. Now Ashanti isnt a good actor as well but I could see her playing one of the Jackson girl roles, I mean when she first came out I kinda thought that she resembled Janet a whole lot! That’s just my opinion

D. Said on

I felt exactly the same way, when I heard he died I was so filled with sadness I sat and listen to his music for 5 days straight. As a screenwriter, I’ve already started writing my own, who I would like to play michael is a unknown, the same way they did NOTORIOUS but for the famous people in Michael’s life I would like Ice Cube as Gordy and Taraji P. Henson as Diana Ross, but the rest who knows.

Jake Said on

I think BET was going for as Look-a-like wise. I think it’s a great choice, but my only concern is can the two guys dance?

Jake Said on

Especially for Evan. If Evan can dance then I say lets go for it!

Raja Said on

I Tina Turner, as Katherine Jackson ; Chris Tucker, as Joe Jackson; Rhianna as Janet Jackson; Beyonce, as LeToya; Steve Harvey, as Jermain Jackson; Mena Suvari as Debbie Rowe; definitely Corbin Bleu as Michael; Milla Jovovich as Lisa Marie Presley

VK Said on

I think Zoe Saldana should play Le Toya instead of Janet.

shawn young Said on

Michael Jackson was a great man many people said negitive thing about him.the most favorite michael jackson song I loved was was a movie and dancing it was also a scary movie but it still had people trying do the dances.

Bing Said on

I believe it would be nice to have a movie about him. Thanks for sharing. Hey, I also found this Michael Jackson comeback book that will surely become a valued collector’s item.

kaya Said on

please bring out this movie fast i know i will love it mj is a star for life and this movie i hope represent him to the fullest he deserve it please.

Lisa Said on

Can we please leave Rosie O’Donnell out of it? This world has had plenty of exposure to that! Enough!

Angie Said on

Johnny Depp for the final years of MJ’s llife.

latisha dawkins Said on

Please make this movie,we all need something of michael jackson in our homes and doing so would be a blessing. Those are the perfect actors to play those parts.please give me something to watch over and over when I’m missing him.