Exclusive: Michael Jackson TV Movie 'Searching for Neverland' from Emmy Winning Motown Veteran

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I wonder the tune people will have after it airs and people actually see it
 

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Leave britney alooooone
Britney didn't deserve this and neither does Michael.
I'm trying to be positive, but I just can't get over the fact that this is a LIFETIME movie/production.

Michael Jackson movie Searching For Neverland will receive its UK premiere on Lifetime UK on Sunday June 25th at 9pm, it has been announced.

http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2017/05/lif...te-michael-jackson-movie-searching-neverland/

I know this may sound dramatic AF to some of y'all, but IDC.
Lord give me strength.
I just cannot.
 

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Trainwreck written all over it..same themes, same narrative
 

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I'll be watching it. I'm still holding out some hope, because of Suzanne's involvement, but I'd feel better about it if she was doing some press for it. I've liked the scenes they've teased with so far, but they've been teeny snippets. Can't really tell if Navi can act and that and the script can make it or break it.
 

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the very first thing about this whole situation.......that concert show should have never been scheduled or agreed upon...never should have happened.....Michael Jackson hadn't performed a concert tour in 12 years.......he was not prepared to do them shows, the last performance he did was back in 2002 during that American Bandstand anniversary show......but he was in a situation where he had to sign up for those shows.....
 

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^ I think you thought you were in another thread!?!

... lets just see what happens, of course I have reservations but I'll stay open enough to tune in and make a fair judgement after the fact.
 

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http://people.com/music/michael-jac...usive-photo/?xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

LOL. :lmao:
 

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"LOL" at the pic or?
 

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I caught the trailer during one of those trash Lifetime flicks last weekend and it left no kind of impression on me. Intentions might be good, but, this is Michael Jackson. There was absolutely no spark in that scene to make me want to sit down and invest an hour and some change to watch it.
 

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Rolling Stone just published a longer trailer tonight: It blocks the actual trailer so I'm adding the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-first-trailer-for-lifetimes-michael-jackson-biopic-w482386




Watch First Trailer for Lifetime's Michael Jackson Biopic 'Searching for Neverland'



Self-proclaimed "world's greatest" King of Pop impersonator Navi stars in TV movie about singer's final years.

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Watch First Trailer for Lifetime's Michael Jackson Biopic 'Searching for Neverland'

By Daniel Kreps
4 hours ago
Lifetime has released the first trailer for their Michael Jackson biopic Searching for Neverland, starring the self-proclaimed "world's greatest" King of Pop impersonator Navi.
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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/readers-poll-5-best-michael-jackson-songs-w464403 Readers' Poll: 5 Best Michael Jackson SongsSee which hit beat "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" for the top spot

The movie, based on the 2014 book by Jackson's personal bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, follows Jackson in the final years of his life, with the pop legend trying to balance parenthood with fame.
"He doesn't want to be the King of Pop. He just wants to be Mike," one of the bodyguards says in voiceover. "A normal American dad."
However, the trailer hints at the darker side of Jackson's final years as investigators question the bodyguards about Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered the deadly dose of Propofol in the hours before the singer's death.
Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland premieres Memorial Day, May 29th, on Lifetime.
Whitfield and Beard's book detailed their experiences working for Jackson and protecting his family from the aftermath of his 2005 sexual molestation trial to his 2009 death. In the biopic, The Walking Dead actor Chad L. Coleman plays Whitfield.
Jackson is the latest celebrity to become the focus of a Lifetime movie, following the network's campy biopics for Brittany Murphy, Anna Nicole Smith, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston and, most recently, Britney Spears.
Jackson's pet chimpanzee Bubbles will also soon be the recipient of his own biopic thanks to an offbeat stop-motion movie co-directed by Taika Waititi.




I think the last paragraph is hilarious-network's "campy" biopics.
 
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Rolling Stone just published a longer trailer tonight: It blocks the actual trailer so I'm adding the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-first-trailer-for-lifetimes-michael-jackson-biopic-w482386

Great. This is now the second MJ impersonator who participates in a some shit which makes MJ looks creepy as ****.
Thank you.

What is this bullshit about him not wanting to be the King of Pop and these bodyguards being asked about Murray?
These guards weren't anywhere around MJ in 2009 when Murray was in the picture. They were never asked
by he police. And sure MJ wanted to be the King of Pop did these idiots listen to that tape Murray made
1 months before he died? Which part of "greatest entertainer in the world" they don't understand?

They are good people in this world and they are bad people. ...Sure MJ said just that. Didn't they realize how
stupid they made him sound?
 

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This is a dramatisation based on a book with questionable to accuracy. Don't expect it to be factual.

If it presents a sympathetic view of MJ then I guess I won't be complaining too much once it's broadcast.

Whether the show is good or bad it is unlikely to garner many viewers, even if it set a new record for the network.
 

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for those who are 'overly' worried about this movie, why not check out the book to see if it's something to worry about... I don't recall hearing any crazy stories that offended MJ fans from the book. (I did not read) but I'd think fans would have spotted out everything that they don't agree with.. !?!
 

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Why does this need a theatrical 'premiere'?
(The last sentence in T&C's seems odd??)

SEE MICHAEL JACKSON: SEARCHING FOR NEVERLAND AT THE GALA PREMIERE IN HOLLYWOOD.

Lifetime Television is giving Michael Jackson fans the chance to attend the gala premiere of their new biopic 'Michael Jackson: Searching For Neverland', being held in Hollywood on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Attendees will include Academy Award Nominee Dianne Houston (Director) and Suzanne de Passe (Executive Producer) who was responsible for bringing The Jackson Five to Motown.

Lifetime Television is giving 75 of you the opportunity to attend the premiere with a friend! All you need to do is send an email with your FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER to lifetimemjmoviepremiere@gmail.com

***TERMS & CONDITIONS***
You MUST be available to attend the Gala Premiere on the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Winners will be selected at a random. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets. If the participant is under the age of 16, the other ticket must be used for an accompanying adult. Winners will be notified on Friday, May 19, 2017, via email. Doors open 6pm. Winners must arrive at the venue (which will be disclosed on confirmation of winning) 1 hour before. Winners MUST present photo identification along with their confirmation email to gain entry to the event. The venue and organisers reserve the right to refuse entry. The organisers reserve the the right to cancel the event at short notice without compensation to winners.
 

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^ All this tells me is that we should get some type of review in a week..
 

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Hey guys wait till we actually see the full movie before we bag it ok

From what i can see its okay i mean hey its looks better than that "man in the mirror " movie
 

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He was music royalty — but he didn't want to be.

The latest trailer for the Michael Jackson biopic Searching For Neverland portrays the singer trying to escape the limelight in his final years.

The new teaser for the Lifetime movie opens with the late singer's bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard (Chad L. Coleman & Sam Adegoke) - who co-wrote the book on which the series is based - being questioned by investigators.

They quiz them about Dr Conrad Murray, the physician who was ultimately charged with involuntary manslaughter after administering a fatal dose of Propofol.

'May I remind you you are under oath: did Dr Conrad Murray kill Michael Jackson?' the investigator asks.

'Like I told you, I wasn't there that night,' one replies.

'But you were there the two years leading up to that night,' the investigator fires back.

The superstar can be seen cosying up to his children - and others - as they watch movies, blew out birthday candles and chased a puppy together.

'He doesn't want to be the King of Pop,' one of the bodyguards muses to the other. 'He just wants to be Mike... a normal American dad.'
Jackson - played by longtime impersonator Navi - can be seen visibly distressed as he is surrounded by photographers.

'Raising these kids alone is the hardest thing I've ever had to do,' he says

'There are good people in the world, and there are bad people,' he tells one of the children. 'I will always protect you.'

Things get heated as the bodyguards push back against the line of questioning, declaring they were the only two people who had the hitmaker's back.

'We loved that man!' Beard roars. 'We were the only too people actually looking out for him!'

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland premieres on May 29 on Lifetime.

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^ That's what I've been sayin'.. Man In The Mirror was horrific! and it's all over youtube and I've seen it sold at Walmarts.. F that!

I would still rather have a poorly put together lifetime movie come up when people type in "Michael Jackson biopic" than that highly offensive movie 'Man In The Mirror'
 

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^ That's what I've been sayin'.. Man In The Mirror was horrific! and it's all over youtube and I've seen it sold at Walmarts.. F that!

I would still rather have a poorly put together lifetime movie come up when people type in "Michael Jackson biopic" than that highly offensive movie 'Man In The Mirror'

Depending on who one asks, this movie can be deemed as just as if not more offensive than the Man In The Mirror due to the person portraying Michael in this new movie is of mexican/latino descent when Michael was a black man

It has reached the point any portrayal of Michael from here on out will be deemed as offensive where things would be totally different if things should have evolved the way it should
 

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Man this looks really bad. I hope nobody watches this. I felt embarrassed watching the trailer. Navi looks redictulous I'm sure the acting is just as bad. No just No.
 

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Depending on who one asks, this movie can be deemed as just as if not more offensive than the Man In The Mirror due to the person portraying Michael in this new movie is of mexican/latino descent when Michael was a black man

It has reached the point any portrayal of Michael from here on out will be deemed as offensive where things would be totally different if things should have evolved the way it should


I mean... we will see the content, it doesn't seem like many read the book but if there was something horribly offensive within it - I would assume we would have talked about it and tore it into pieces.. And something (even if a little) has to be said that suzanne de passe is part of the project and Navi dedicates much of his life dedicated to Michael..

If I were a betting man (which I'm not really) I'd say this will come out better than man in the mirror.. I know for a fact that the research they did was weak and they had no idea what Michael was like.. Flex playing Michael was basically an SNL skit.
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Michael Jackson strives to be a &quot;normal American dad&quot; in the trailer for <a href="https://twitter.com/lifetimetv">@lifetimetv</a>'s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SearchingForNeverland?src=hash">#SearchingForNeverland</a>. <a href="https://t.co/juG5t5X0MW">https://t.co/juG5t5X0MW</a> <a href="https://t.co/V1pthbSM50">pic.twitter.com/V1pthbSM50</a></p>&mdash; EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) <a href="https://twitter.com/etnow/status/865016620275642369">18. Mai 2017</a></blockquote>
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Chad L Coleman&#8207;@ChadLColeman May 17th
Catch me as Bill Whitfield when #SearchingForNeverland airs later this month!

Mista T-Dot Davis&#8207; @muzikscribe May 19th
Saw An Early Screening Of @LifetimeTV's @michaeljackson biopic #SearchingForNeverland & I Think They May Have Gotten It Right This Time...
 

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[FONT=&amp]Statement from the Michael Jackson Estate:
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[FONT=&amp]"To clear up any confusion or misperceptions about unsanctioned Michael Jackson projects currently in the news -- including a Lifetime television movie and an animated film script recently purchased by Netflix -- the Estate of Michael Jackson does not license or permit the use of any rights it owns, including to Michael’s music, images, video and films, for use in unauthorized works seeking to exploit Michael's legacy. The Estate itself [/FONT]has numerous projects in development[FONT=&amp], all of which respect, honor and celebrate Michael’s life and legacy along with his extraordinary artistry that touched fans throughout the world. When the executors are ready to announce them, they will. As Michael said countless times about his own work, the quality goes in before the name goes on."[/FONT]
 
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