Spike Lee Plans Michael Jackson Film
A new Spike Lee film centered on [lastfm]Michael Jackson [/lastfm]will reportedly star Samuel L. Jackson. Speaking at the press day for his latest film, Mother and Child, the actor said that the film is based on a tribute concert that was planned in Brooklyn following the death of the King of Pop.
“He’s written a movie about these folks who want to have a big concert in a Brooklyn park for Michael,” Jackson said of Lee. “And the new gentrified people that live in the neighborhood are worried about the kind of element that might be coming into the neighborhood.”
Jackson revealed that the title of the film will be Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson. The Snakes on a Plane star also said that he met with Lee for lunch the day after the Academy Awards, which is when he read the script and agreed to do the film.
“We had a power meeting,” Jackson said. “We talked about it and I read the script. I like it. So it should be okay.”
Lee reportedly took the death of Jackson extremely hard. Jackson stated, “Spike said he was bent out of shape about Michael Jackson for a long time.”