Spike Lee, director of Do the Right Thing and Mo’ Betta Blues, is finishing up a documentary on the late Michael Jackson. Said to be in post-production, the film will be centered around Jackson’s life and career circa 1987’s Bad. It’ll explore the making of the classic record using interviews and other footage, with artists like Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Martin Scorsese, Cee-Lo Green and (former Jackson backup singer) Sheryl Crow all making appearances.
The film’s release should coincide with the 25th anniversary of Bad on Sept. 24. You can read what Lee had to say about the project below. [TDS]
I’m more than just a huge fan of Michael Jackson, and having the chance to actually know him and work with him, I deeply care about his legacy. With this Bad project I was able to uncover just what made this such a huge, important coming of age in his career and unearth compelling stories surrounding the making of the album, the long awaited follow-up to Thriller — the best-selling album of all time — the short films and the tour that may have never seen the light of day.