Talk about doing a double take! The first photo of Jaafar Jackson like his late uncle michael jackson was released on February 13. The photograph recreates a moment from the King of Pop’s legendary 1992-1993 song. Dangerous tour. Like Michael, the 27-year-old has his hair up and sports a white shirt with red details and a V-neck blouse underneath.
The incredible photograph was taken by the renowned photographer. Kevin Mazur. He is the first to photograph Jaafar in character as Michael. “When I arrived for my first day on the set of this movie, I was so excited; it was like the first time I went on tour to photograph Michael Jackson,” Kevin said in a statement.
He added: “When I walked onto the set, I felt like I had stepped back in time and was walking to the stadium to film the tour. Watching Jaafar perform, I thought, ‘Wow, it’s Michael.’ The way he looks and acts, his mannerisms, everything: he’s Michael Jackson. For anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to see Michael perform live during his lifetime, this is what he was like.”
Director Antonio Fuqua also released a statement about the upcoming biopic: “We’ve assembled an incredible team of artists for this project (hair and makeup, costumes, cinematography, choreography, lighting, everything) and some of those who knew and worked with Michael are reuniting to this movie. But the most important thing is that it is Jaafar who plays Michael. It goes beyond physical resemblance. It is Michael’s spirit that manifests in a magical way. “You have to live it to believe it.”
Jaafar, who is the son of Jermaine Jacksonwill make his film debut in Miguel. When the news of MJ’s January 2023 casting was announced, Jaafar shared a heartfelt message on instagram. “I am humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans around the world, see you soon,” he wrote.
The film also stars Colman Domingo like joe jackson, Nia Long like Katherine Jackson and Miles Teller like Juan Branca. Miguel It will hit theaters on April 18, 2025.