The Michael Jackson biopic will be told through the perspective of his bodyguards at Neverland.
UK-based Navi, a well known Michael Jackson impersonator, has been spotted in character as the late artist during a shoot of the Michael Jackson TV biopic, Searching for Neverland.
The made-for-TV movie will be shown in the US sometime later in the year. The producers of the movie have also already commissioned biopics on such artists as TLC, Aaliyah and Toni Braxton.
Searching For Neverland will tell the iconic musician’s story in his later years through the perspective of his bodyguards, with the script adapted from the book his bodyguards wrote called Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.
Photos from the set have surfaced this morning, showing Navi in costume as MJ. One of the photos show Navi being escorted by bodyguards through a crowd at a Las Vegas mall.
Navi's big point of difference from other impersonators and Jackson tribute acts is that not only did the real Michael Jackson see him perform, but he hired him to be a body double as well!
Navi acted as Jackson's decoy at hotels, so Jackson could avoid the crowds. Navi even recalled one moment from his job, "It was frightening, it was very scary. I remember one specific one in Thailand in 1993. I had something like 10 bodyguards and 25 police [as an] escort and two and a half thousand people chasing you is not a pretty sight.”
Interview with Navi for new Lifetime movie about Michael Jackson movie.. pic.twitter.com/eGRpFk4hQw— David Geha (@ExtraGeha) February 22, 2017
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