When you’ve earned yourself the title King of Pop, people will be talking about you long after you’ve left this world. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Michael Jackson scores a top spot in the list of top earning dead celebrities.
However, some UK bookmakers have stirred the inevitable question of which household name will become the screen reincarnation of Michael Jackson. Over the past few years several bookmakers in the UK have been making bets on which Hollywood actor might play the lead role in an upcoming biographical motion picture. The UK bookmaking house Paddy Power is putting their bets on Johnny Depp. And even though Depp’s ethnicity is different than Jackson’s, other European/Caucasian actors have also been rumored to portray Jackson, including Zac Efron. Jaden Smith and Usher have also been included in the bets.
According to official reports, there’s a strong chance any biographical movie will make it big if Depp stars in the main role. However, there’s no official statement regarding the cast, nor the release date of Jackson’s movie.