Next on their project list is a stage musical about what it took to make him a star. Producers are calling it a cross between “Goodfellas” and “Dreamgirls.”
“We want this project to be a compelling, gritty, entertaining tale, that tells the story of the price of fame in a new way,” said producer Mark Lamica, who served as a partner with the late Frank Dileo, who was Jackson’s manager.
Entitled “The Man,” others on the project include Quincy Krashna, Jerry Greenberg, Raymond Del Barrio and Larry Hart, according to the Associated Press.
Here’s the gimmick: the story is being told from the perspective of a manager. It’s a totally fictional story inspired by not only Michael, but also Elvis and Whitney Houston.
This isn’t the only time this dynamic team has joined forces. “Larry Hart’s Sisterella,” a pop-rock version of Cinderella was their previous project; with the late Michael Jackson as one of the executive producers.