The first trailer for the Lifetime Michael Jackson biopic no one really wanted is here.
“Searching for Neverland,” based on a 2014 book by the late King of Pop’s former bodyguards Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, focuses on the final years of Jackson’s life.
In the trailer, we catch glimpses of the star ― played by the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest” MJ impersonator Navi ― balancing his home life, on the infamous Neverland Ranch, with his fame and celebrity. To be honest, Navi makes a pretty convincing Jackson in some moments.
In the 45-second clip, things get a little intense when investigators question Whitfield and Beard about Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who gave Jackson a lethal dose of propofol just hours before his death.
Given Lifetime’s history with unauthorized biopics (see: “Britney Ever After,” “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B”), we don’t have high hopes for this one. But you can be the judge when it airs on May 29 on Lifetime.
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