Who Will Play Janet Jackson in the Michael Jackson Biopic? The Internet Has Three Top Picks

Halle Bailey, Ciara, and Teyana Taylor are the fan favorites to portray Janet Jackson in the highly anticipated film "Michael," directed by Antoine Fuqua.

The question of who will portray Janet Jackson in her late brother Michael Jackson’s biopic musical drama, “Michael,” has sparked intense speculation. The internet has narrowed down their top three choices to Halle Bailey, Ciara, and Teyana Tayor

In this Antoine Fuqua-directed film, Michael is played by his nephew, Jaafar Jackson; Joe Jackson is played by Colman Domingo, and Nia Long plays Katherine Jackson. There has been no major announcement on who snagged the role of Janet Jackson–the family’s baby and star, after her big brother, of course.

As the internet buzzes with the potential casting, it's clear that all three contenders: Halle Bailey, Ciara, and Teyana Taylor, bring unique strengths to the table. The question remains, can Bailey match her counterparts in dance as well as singing? 

To be fair, it seems as if Taylor has been preparing her entire life to embody Ms. Jackson. Inspired by Janet’s infamous audience participation shenanigans on tour, Taylor’s sexy performance style often mirrors Jackson’s. Whoever gets the role of a lifetime has to bring it!

But the Jackson family's creative ventures don't stop there. Lifetime has announced a follow-up to Janet’s two-part documentary and another documentary titled “Janet Jackson: Family First.” This film will delve into the life of the legendary singer, songwriter, producer, author, actor, and philanthropist as she prepares for her 2023 “Together Again” tour and reunites the family band with brother Randy Jackson after a 40-year hiatus.

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