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Michael Jackson Biopic Adds Kat Graham as Diana Ross, Larenz Tate

The upcoming Michael Jackson biopic “Michael” is embracing the Motown sound — announcing key castings including Larenz Tate as Motown Records founder and impresario Berry Gordy and Kat Graham as the legendary Diana Ross.

Other new cast members include Jessica Sula (as LaToya Jackson) Liv Symone (as Gladys Knight),
Kevin Shinick (as Dick Clark), KeiLyn Durrel (as Jackson’s trusted friend and confidante Bill Bray) and Kendrick Sampson (as industry icon Quincy Jones).

“Michael,” from director Antoine Fuqua, is currently in production and has added a slew of cast in recent weeks. Jackson’s nephew Jaafar Jackson will make his screen debut playing his uncle in the Fuqua film, while 9-year-old Juliano Krue Valdi will portray the King of Pop from his early days in the Jackson 5. Graham King of GK Films (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) is producing, with a script from three-time Oscar nominee John Logan.

Colman Domingo and Nia Long will play family heads Joe and Katherine Jackson. Miles Teller will play Jackson’s attorney and advisor John Branca. Eight actors will portray Jackson’s siblings over two time periods, while Variety exclusively reported that Laura Harrier will play portray pioneering female music executive Suzanne de Passe in the Lionsgate project.

More to come…

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