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UPI Names 8 Actors Portraying Jackson 5 in Michael Jackson's Biopic

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By Abi Gibson - - 5 Mins Read
The wax figure of Michael Jackson in Madame Tussauds Bangkok.
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In the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic, "Michael", the portrayal of the iconic Jackson 5 has been a subject of anticipation.

Recently, UPI revealed the eight talented actors set to depict the members of the legendary musical group.

The film, slated for release on April 18, 2025, promises to chronicle Michael Jackson's life journey from his early days to his enduring legacy.

With meticulous casting, the production aims to capture the essence and evolution of the Jackson 5 throughout the years.

Taking on the pivotal role of Michael Jackson is Jaafar Jackson, the late singer's 27-year-old nephew.

Jaafar's selection for the lead role underscores his inherent connection to the Jackson legacy and his own talents in singing and dancing.

Elated to take the spot for Michael Jackson, Jafaar Jackson took to Instagram with great enthusiasm in late January to proudly announce his historic role.

"I’m humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon," he said.



To portray Michael's brothers, the Jackson 5, a diverse array of actors has been chosen to depict the multifaceted group's members at various stages of their lives.

Young actor Juliano Krue Valdi will play a youthful Michael Alongside Jaafar, bringing authenticity and charisma to the early years of the King of Pop.

Jayden Harville and Jamal R. Henderson step into Jermaine Jackson's roles, capturing Michael's older brother's youthful energy and mature presence.

Jaylen Lyndon Hunter and Tre Horton embody the youthful exuberance of Marlon Jackson, showcasing their talents in acting, singing, and dancing.

For the role of Tito Jackson, Judah Edwards, and Rhyan Hill bring their unique flair and charisma, embodying the essence of the talented musician.

Finally, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre and Joseph David-Jones portray Jackie Jackson, bringing depth and authenticity to the character.

The actors cast are committed to honoring the legacy of the Jackson 5 and their contributions to music history. Each actor promises to deliver a captivating portrayal of the iconic group.

Colman Domingo and Nia Long round out the cast as Joe and Katherine Jackson, respectively, adding depth and nuance to the portrayal of the Jackson family dynamic. '

Miles Teller takes on the role of attorney John Branca, contributing to the rich tapestry of characters in Michael's life.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and produced by Graham King, "Michael" promises to be a cinematic experience that celebrates the life and legacy of one of music's most iconic figures.

With a talented ensemble cast and meticulous attention to detail, the biopic aims to capture the heart and soul of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5.

As the countdown to the film's release begins, audiences worldwide eagerly anticipate the opportunity to witness the magic of Michael Jackson's story brought to life on the silver screen.


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With UPI's announcement of the actors portraying the Jackson 5, the excitement continues to build for what promises to be an unforgettable cinematic journey.

The announcement of the Jackson 5 biopic cast is a significant step towards the film's production. The selected actors are expected to deliver exceptional performances that pay tribute to the group's lasting musical legacy.