8 Feb – Miles Teller is joining the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic that stars Jaafar Jackson in the lead.
The "Top Gun: Maverick" star has been cast as John Branca, an entertainment lawyer and manager who is also co-executor of the Michael Jackson Estate.
"Miles is a compelling screen presence, whom I've admired since watching him in Whiplash. He's the perfect actor to capture John's enigmatic persona," said Michael producer Graham King in statement.
"From our earliest development conversations, it was clear the emotional connection that John still has to Michael. He graciously allowed us to use him as a character in the film and I'm thrilled that it's Miles who will portray a relationship that extended over three decades, through Michael's greatest triumphs and most difficult days."
It is noted that Branca helped cement the King of Pop's career during his transition from The Jackson 5 to a solo career, and was instrumental in the production and release of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" short film.
Branca is also producing the said movie alongside fellow co-executor, John McClain.
The movie has already cast Colman Domingo as the Jackson patriarch Joe Jackson and Nia Long as his wife Katherine.