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Donald Glover's Dream Role? To Play Michael Jackson...

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 22, 2011 10:04 PM
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Can you see it?

To director Ivan Reitman, who, as we noted last week, is said to be in talks with Michael Jackson's estate about the possibility of producing and financing a Michael Jackson biopic, if the project is a go, Donald Glover might be your guy when the question of who should star comes up :)

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9 Comments

  • Tamara | November 26, 2011 2:32 PMReply

    I love Donald, but I can't see it.

  • Xi | November 23, 2011 12:03 PMReply

    I keep hearing talks about Johnny Depp being at the top of the director's list to play MJ. Is anyone else hearing this? Here's an article:

    http://www.metro.co.uk/film/882072-johnny-depp-hot-favourite-to-play-michael-jackson-in-new-biopic

  • Xi | November 23, 2011 12:06 PM

    This article also mentions Usher and Jaden Smith. I'd rather see Danny Glover than usher, but I'm with Margo; Scrap this entire idea.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorothypomerantz/2011/11/16/bookie-betting-johnny-depp-will-play-michael-jackson-in-biopic/

  • Margo | November 23, 2011 1:52 AMReply

    NO! An MJ biopic...this should definitely remain a rumor FOREVER!

  • Meh | November 23, 2011 5:22 PM

    @Margo I agree. I don't think I'll be satisfied with any of them. It can turn gimmicky way too fast and the actors people are throwing around don't excite me either. It'd be nice if they used someone classically trained. A stage actor relatively unknown in Hollywood.

  • Tim | November 22, 2011 11:22 PMReply

    Can't picture this. But if Donald Glover played MJ, it'd sink his acting career because I have no faith Glover has enough range to portray someone other than himself. So I am all for it. If he's laughed out of Hollywood, then I won't have to hear from the guy again.

  • Darkan | November 22, 2011 11:07 PMReply

    There is nothing to this dude. And he is hot right now... I don't get it...

  • bicoastal | November 22, 2011 10:29 PMReply

    NO! Question: How could the Jackson family hire such a racist as Ivan Reitman?? I mean, he and his son don't hire blacks for their films? *eye roll*

  • Idol-Maker | November 22, 2011 10:08 PMReply

    Hell naw...

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