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MJ’s ‘son’ Omer to play him in biopic

Michael Jackson’s “son” is to play him in a new film.

Michael Jackson’s “son” is to play him in a new film.

Omer Bhatti — whom the late King of Pop allegedly told friends he had fathered — will play Jackson in a movie charting his rise to superstardom in the ’80s, femalefirst.co.uk reports.

A source told Britain’s The Sun: “Michael’s story from childhood to the height of success is nothing short of astounding.

“The family feel fans would love to see a dramatic retelling. They want to cover his childhood and family life but really focus on when his career went into overdrive.”

Although the Norwegian Bhatti — who has worked as a Michael Jackson impersonator — denies Jackson is his biological father, he has revealed the singer used to tell him he was “like a son” to him.

He was also welcomed by the Jackson family and sat in the front row at Jackson’s Los Angeles memorial service in July.

Since his death in June, Bhatti has reportedly stayed at the Jackson family home in California.
Bhatti, 25, first met Jackson in 1996.

It has also been reported that the Ferris wheel from Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has been enjoying a second life after an amusement company picked it up at an auction that liquidated items from the estate last year, according to the Associated Press.

“We ourselves really didn’t advertise it,” said Theresa Noerper of Archway Amusements. “When he died, it kind of blew up. There’s no keeping secrets then.”

Jackson fans have reportedly been showing up as the wheel tours the south, paying respects and taking pictures.

 
 
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