Michael Jackson Biopic Movie Casts Its Jackson 5

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Lionsgate’s Michael Jackson biopic has found the rest of its Jackson 5.

The company announced eight new castmembers on Tuesday who are joining the biographical film Michael to fill out both the younger and older versions of Jackson’s four brothers — Jermaine, Marlon, Tito and Jackie Jackson — comprising the family band that rose to prominence in the 1970s. Director Antoine Fuqua‘s movie is currently in production and hits theaters April 18, 2025.

Jayden Harville will portray the younger Jermaine, with Jamal R. Henderson (Mindhunter) playing his older self. Marlon will be played by Jaylen Lyndon Hunter in the younger years and Tre Horton (My Enemy Alpha) later in life. Tito will be brought to life by Judah Edwards in the early years and Rhyan Hill (The Michael Blackson Show) later. Nathaniel Logan McIntyre will portray the younger Jackie, while Joseph David-Jones (Roman J. Israel, Esq.) will step into the older version.

As previously announced, Michael Jackson’s nephew Jaafar Jackson plays the late music superstar, while Juliano Krue Valdi portrays him in his earlier years. Michael Jackson, known as the King of Pop, died in June 2009 at age 50.

Other previously announced roles include Colman Domingo as patriarch Joe Jackson; Nia Long as the music star’s mother, Katherine Jackson; and Miles Teller as manager John Branca.

Fuqua directs from a script by John Logan (The Aviator). Branca, Graham King and John McClain serve as producers.

“The truly epic nature of this film required a total of ten actors with the talent to portray the Jackson 5 through the years,” said King. “I’m thrilled to bring this extraordinary group of actors and performers to worldwide audiences in this film.”

There’s no word on whether Michael, which is coming together in cooperation with Jackson’s estate, will address accusations that the singer sexually abused children. The star’s estate previously defended him against such accusations, which were a focus of the 2019 HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.

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