Bohemian Rhapsody producer to tackle Michael Jackson biopic

Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King is to make a film about the life of Michael Jackson.GK Films has secured the rights from the King of Pop’s estate to make the biopic, and the movie will have unprecedented access to all of his music, according to …

Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King is to make a film about the life of Michael Jackson.

GK Films has secured the rights from the King of Pop’s estate to make the biopic, and the movie will have unprecedented access to all of his music, according to Deadline.

Three-time Oscar-nominated writer John Logan, who wrote the screenplays for Skyfall and Gladiator, has been hired to write the script.

King has previously worked with Logan on movies such as Hugo, Rango and Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, which was a biopic of aviation businessman and film director Howard Hughes and followed the billionaire’s rise to huge success and his mental health issues.

Editors at Deadline report that the film will include all details of Jackson’s complex and controversial life, which ended with his death in June 2009 at the age of 50.

The pop icon began his career with his four brothers in The Jackson 5, before going on to create classic pop albums pop as Thriller, Off the Wall and Bad.

Jackson’s life was mired with controversy, and he was embroiled in several allegations of child abuse, some of which were documented in this year’s Emmy-winning HBO film Leaving Neverland.

Fresh from the success of last year’s biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury – which landed leading man Rami Malek a Best Actor Oscar – King and his production company recently signed a deal to showcase the story of disco legends the Bee Gees.

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Gwen Stefani was stunned by transformation for debut U.S. Vogue cover

Gwen Stefani doesn’t recognise herself when she sees images from her first photoshoot for U.S. Vogue.The Hollaback Girl singer had her make-up done by Pat McGrath and was photographed by Steven Meisel for the April 2004 issue of the fashion publication…

Gwen Stefani doesn’t recognise herself when she sees images from her first photoshoot for U.S. Vogue.

The Hollaback Girl singer had her make-up done by Pat McGrath and was photographed by Steven Meisel for the April 2004 issue of the fashion publication, with the cover image depicting her posing in a monochromatic striped dress and heavy 1930s-inspired cosmetics.

However, in an interview for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series, Gwen noted that she is amazed by her transformation for the photoshoot.

“I had just done The Aviator movie and I think the make-up was kinda influenced by that, like the way the eyebrows were. I look at the photo and (think), ‘Who is that?’ I don’t even think it looks like me,” she reflected. “Interestingly, they put me in the stripes which is something that’s been a signature of mine for along my journey, and still is.”

Gwen then recalled how the photoshoot took place over an entire weekend and how she had a two-day fitting prior.

And while she was a little “relieved” once it had finished, the star did appreciate all she learned about the relationship between art and fashion on the set.

“It was like an event. I was used to having so much control over my look and what I did and was really quite anti-fashion magazine when I was growing up because as a kid I just felt like I was alienated (from that world). It was like, ‘You can’t get that stuff, that’s for rich people, those things aren’t real,'” the 50-year-old commented. “Of course, I was just naive and I didn’t know, what I love about Vogue and what I love about being able to do the cover of Vogue, is being able to collaborate with so many talented people (and) learn about art, you know, art through fashion. And I think that this was that experience.”

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