Miles Teller Riding High on Success: After Top Gun 3 Confirmation With Tom Cruise, Upcoming Michael Jackson Movie Reportedly Eyeing Him for Major Role

Miles Teller's Role in Michael Jackson's Biopic Has Fans Buzzing

Miles Teller Riding High on Success: After Top Gun 3 Confirmation With Tom Cruise, Upcoming Michael Jackson Movie Reportedly Eyeing Him for Major Role

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  • Miles Teller continues his success story, as he is all set to reprise his role in Top Gun 3 and play a role in MJ's biopic.
  • An insider shares how Miles Teller is in talks with the executives to play the role of MJ's attorney in his biopic.
  • Fans have a mixed reaction to Miles Teller's role in Michael Jackson's biopic, Michael.
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Gaining widespread attention from his breakout role in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, Miles Teller is one of the top talents of Hollywood, where his portrayal of a young drummer caught the eye of movie enthusiasts. Since then, Teller never had to look back as he has been doing major roles in films.

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Miles Teller as Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick
Miles Teller as Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick

From Whiplash to working alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick, the Rabbit Hole actor has been enjoying his time in the film industry. And, it looks like Miles Teller will keep soaring high as he will be returning as Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in Top Gun 3. But that’s not all, as he is all set to work in Michael Jackson’s biopic that features a star-studded cast.

Miles Teller Being Eyed For a Role in Michael Jackson’s Biopic

There’s no denying that Miles Teller has been building an impressive portfolio for himself as he continues to work in a wide variety of films. And, it looks like the circle is going to continue as he is in talks to join Lionsgate and Universal Pictures International’s Antoine Fuqua-directed Michael.

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As per Deadline, an insider has come forward with a scoop, sharing that  “there’s no deal yet for Teller,” and the film is going to be released in 2025. The source shared that Teller would portray the role of Michael Jackson’s attorney in the biopic. However, the source did not mention which attorney of the Smooth Criminal singer, as there were a number of attorneys that Jackson had hired in his career. Late Howard Weitzman, Mark Gregos, and Thomas Mesereau were the three attorneys that MJ had been in contact throughout his entire career. 

Michael Jackson in Beat it music video
Michael Jackson in Beat it music video

If both parties come to an agreement, then, Miles Teller would join a talented cast consisting of Jaafar Jackson, MJ’s nephew, as Michael Jackson, Nia Long as mother Katherine Jackson, and Colman Domingo as patriarch Joe Jackson. The film not only features a talented cast, but also the writing team is full of big names, like John Logan, a three-time Oscar nominee, who will write the script of the film, and it will be produced by Graham King, another Oscar winner.

Miles Teller in Whiplash
Miles Teller in Whiplash

As for the plot of Michael, it will not only showcase the creative genius of Michael Jackson and give the audience an insight into how he came up with his iconic dance moves but also tell the “trials and tribulations” of the King of Pop.

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Miles Teller’s Role in Michael Has Got The Movie Connoisseurs Talking

Looking at the cast and the scoop, the biopic has already gained fans who are looking forward to watching the film. While many people believed that it would only showcase the actor’s legendary contributions, that was not the case, as the film is all set to showcase Jackson’s vices as well. 

Michael Jackson performing Smooth Criminal in Munich, 1997
Michael Jackson performing Smooth Criminal in Munich, 1997

However, this news was not taken well by everyone as they came forward to share their views on the biopic on X.

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Even though the news has divided the fans, as they felt annoyed on how Miles Teller would play the role of one of the attorneys of Michael Jackson, but there’s no denying that film has got the film enthusiasts talking more about it with each passing day.

Michael is set to be released in theatres on April 18, 2025.

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Written by Tushar Auddy

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Tushar Auddy, Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.