Two of the music and entertainment industry’s brightest stars are about to combine for something major, as film producer and director Spike Lee, and the King of Pop Michael Jackson become the talents behind the new documentary: Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall.
This will be Spike’s second attempt at story-telling MJ’s life (he’s producing the doc alongside John Branca and John McClain), with his first biopic, Bad 25 created to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the legend’s 1987-launched Bad album.
The new piece will chart the star’s rise to success, from his time as a Jackson 5 member to his 70s disco solo-stardom, revealing details about the first half of his career via Michael’s personal archive footage, plus interviews from family members and top personalities including Lee Daniels, Pharrell Williams, Kobe Bryant, Misty Copeland, Mark Ronson, John Legend, Questlove, L.A. Reid, and more – as well as interviews with his parents, Katherine and Joe Jackson, and his brothers Jackie and Marlon Jackson.
The Weeknd (aka Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye) also makes an appearance, saying of MJ;
“I’ve always used Michael as, first and foremost, a vocal inspiration, and Off the Wall was definitely the one that made me feel like I could sing… I found my falsetto because of Off the Wall.”
While we at SPICE will look forward to watching Spike Lee’s new documentary, Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall, we recommend fans of either legend get into the trailer here below, then look out for the full thing when it launches on Showtime, on February 5th 2016.
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