An iconic Wild West hotel, famous for hosting the filming of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson’s 1983 hit “Say Say Say,” is now on the market, with an asking price of $5.5 million. Situated in the quaint town of Los Alamos, California, this historic property, located at 362 Bell Street, is known as the 1880 Union. The sale of the property is being handled by Micah Brady from Sotheby’s International Realty.
In a post on TikTok, John Branca, the co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate, has revealed that Jaafar Jackson, the King of Pop’s nephew, has been cast to play his uncle in the forthcoming biopic, Michael.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, known for his work on Training Day and The Equalizer, and written by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan, the film promises to be a true celebration of Jackson’s life and legacy. Branca, who is also an executive producer on the project, said that Jackson’s family and estate are fully supportive of the casting choice and believe that Jaafar has the talent and charisma to bring his uncle’s story to life.
Branca believes that Jaafar’s close relationship with Michael and his deep understanding of his music and style make him the perfect fit for the role.
The biopic, simply titled Michael, is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year and promises to be a fitting tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of all time. With Jaafar Jackson set to play the King of Pop, fans can expect an authentic and heartfelt portrayal of Michael Jackson’s life and legacy.
@john_branca The challenge of casting someone to play Michael was enormous, and critical to the success of the biopic. It turns out the perfect candidate was none other than Jaafar Jackson, Michael’s own nephew. Jaafar has demonstrated that he has the talent & work ethic to succeed, and we are so excited to see him portray Michael on the big screen. #michaeljackson #thriller #thriller40 #michaeljacksonfans #mjmovie #michaeljacksonforever #reels #music #moonwalk ♬ For All Time – Michael Jackson
Get ready to moonwalk your way to the West End, as the highly anticipated Michael Jackson musical, MJ, is set to hit the Prince Edward Theatre in March 2024. Created by the Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ promises to bring to life the unique and unparalleled artistry of the King of Pop.
Featuring a plethora of Michael Jackson’s chart-topping hits and iconic dance moves, MJ is set to be a true celebration of the legendary performer’s life and legacy. From his early days as a child prodigy to his global superstardom, the musical promises to take audiences on a journey through Jackson’s groundbreaking career.
With tickets set to go on sale on May 24, 2023, fans are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Michael Jackson’s music live on stage in the heart of London’s West End.
Chris Brown, a renowned figure in the Hip Hop industry, recently paid tribute to the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson, by sharing an illustration inspired by the cover art of Jackson’s iconic Dangerous album on his official Instagram account. The talented artist behind the original Dangerous album cover was Mark Ryden.
Known for his surreal and whimsical style, Ryden spent over six months perfecting the final original painting for Michael Jackson’s Dangerous the album cover. The cover art has since become an iconic image associated with the album and with Michael Jackson’s career as a whole.