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Michael Jackson Was Shortlisted For Role In ‘Doctor Who’ Movie

Written by Mike Hohnen on July 5, 2013

The late Michael Jackson of all people was apparently recommended by studio execs to feature in one of the many failed Doctor Who feature films. A new book Now On The Big Screen: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who At The Cinema has documented many of the unsuccessful attempts to get a full-length movie out of the franchise, revealing Jacko’s involvement during the late ’80s.

One particular chapter of the book discusses how creator Charles Norton listed Jackson as a preferred choice for a film set to be developed in 1988. It is yet to be disclosed which character Jackson would have played, though according to the book The King Of Pop was to be offered a leading role after coming to the attention of Paramount Pictures bosses via his own film Moonwalker in that same year.

Though it was said that Michael was “quite keen” to take up the challenge, Bill Cosby was the plan B should MJ decline, so God only knows what role they had in mind. We’re imagining an amazingly agile Weeping Angel with a penchant for sweaters.

In other Jacko news, his estate has recently announced the release of a massive compilation release featuring 2 albums, 270 tracks including demos, live recordings and more extras to be released on iTunes at some time in the near future.

(Via NME)

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