King recently worked on 20th Century Fox's Freddie Mercury musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which earned over $900 million at the global box office and six Oscar nominations, including one for best picture. GK Films is also developing a Bee Gees movie for Paramount.
The news of the Michael Jackson biopic comes as the singer's estate is embroiled in a lawsuit with HBO parent company Time Warner over documentary Leaving Neverland, which details alleged child sex abuse by Jackson. Leaving Neverland won best documentary or nonfiction special at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
The Michael Jackson estate is also working on a Broadway show MJ the Musical with producer Lia Vollack that will cover Jackson's career milestones with an emphasis on his achievements throughout his 20s and 30s.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.