Actor Miles Teller in Talks to Join Michael Jackson Biopic Cast, Possible Role as Lawyer

News - 2 February 2024
Actor Miles Teller, best known for his roles in Whiplash and Top Gun: Maverick, is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Michael, a biopic about the legendary 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson. The film, which is currently in production, already boasts a stellar lineup that includes Juliano Krue Valdi as young Michael Jackson, Jaafar Jackson (Michael Jackson's real-life cousin) as an adult version of the artist, and Nia Long as Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother.nnAlthough the deal has not yet been finalized, sources close to the production suggest that Teller is close to signing on.

If he does join the cast, Teller is rumored to be taking on the role of a lawyer in the film. This would be fitting, as Jackson had numerous lawyers throughout his life, particularly in his later years. One notable figure who may be portrayed in the film is Bert Fields, the renowned attorney who represented Jackson and played a significant role in his legal affairs before his passing in 2022.

nnIn addition to his potential role in Michael, Teller is also expected to reprise his role in the highly anticipated Top Gun 3. The sequel is currently in development at Paramount Studios, with the only potential hold-up being lead actor Tom Cruise's busy schedule. nnJaafar Jackson, who is set to play an adult version of Michael Jackson in the biopic, recently shared an update on Instagram, sparking excitement among fans.

nnAs production continues on Michael, fans eagerly await further casting announcements and updates on the film's progress. With a talented cast and crew in place, the biopic promises to offer an intimate look at the life and legacy of one of music's most iconic figures.