Published Mar 18, 2010As if Michael Jackson's private life hadn't been pillaged enough in the last year, Ian Halperin, the author behind the 2009 MJ biography Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, is reportedly working on another behind-the-scenes Jackson tribute by way of a new film.
As Variety reports, Halperin's forthcoming film is a documentary featuring footage from Jackson's last days titled Gone Too Soon. The documentary will give fans an insider's look into the tumultuous days leading up to Jackson's sudden passing in June of last year, and will feature both intimate footage of the man and interviews with his personal staff, including his manager, chef, spiritual adviser, hairstylist, trainer, protective agent and lawyer.
The documentary will premiere at next month's Mip TV conference in Cannes, and will receive a limited theatrical release in Canada and France on June 25, the first anniversary of Jackson's death.
Halperin calls the documentary, which the Jackson family is aware of, but has no part in, "a balanced tribute to the King of Pop," to alleviate concerns that the film demonstrates some of the seedier, more personal details of his life.
Halperin added, "This is the film Michael and his fans deserve."