Johnny Depp is producing an unauthorized musical aboutMichael Jackson, told from an unusual perspective.
The 56-year-old actor is set to produce For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, as told by his Glove, according to Page Six.
The show was written by Julien Nitzberg, who came up with the concept 17 years ago while working with a major TV network on a biopic.
He later teamed up with Johnny’s production company Infinitum Nihil for another biopic that did not get made but maintained a good relationship with the company.
The show takes a “look into the strange forces that shapedMichael and the scandals that bedeviled his reputation” as narrated by a talking, singing glove.
Actors will use life-size puppets including ones of theJackson 5, Donny Osmond, Corey Feldman and Bubbles the Chimp.
The musical is set to debut on January 25th in Los Angeles.
A sanctioned musical about Michael Jackson will premiere next