Lifetime’s made-for-TV biopics aren’t slowing down anytime soon. In 2016 alone, they produced a bevy of films on some of music’s most acclaimed artists, including Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Toni Braxton.
However, for the new year, they have their goals set even higher: the King of Pop. This news came the same day that the Jackson family ordered for Sky Arts to cancel their Michael Jackson-centric episode of Urban Myths due to its controversial casting.
Tentatively titled Searching for Neverland, the Lifetime movie will capture Jackon’s last days through the eyes of his personal bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, The Wrap reports. The production also takes cues from the 2014 book, “Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.”
Self-proclaimed “world’s greatest Michael Jackson impersonator,” Navi, is set to play Jackson, making his acting debut. The Wrap also reports that The Walking Dead actor Chad L. Coleman will portray Whitfield.
.Searching for Neverland starts production in February.