AceShowbiz - Janet Jackson is the latest celebrity to get her own movie. The R&B singer, who rose as a prominent figure in popular culture in the 1980s-1990s, is reportedly going to have her life story brought to the screen with a biopic.
According to theJasmineBRAND which first reported the news, the movie project is being finalized and auditions had already begun before the coronavirus outbreak hit the U.S. However, similar to what happened to other Hollywood film projects, development on the Janet biopic has come to a halt due to the pandemic.
Other details, such as who is penning the script and at which studio the film is being set up, are currently not available. Since the site which came with the report is a celebrity gossip site instead of a reliable movie news outlet, the news of the possible Janet biopic should be taken with a grain of salt.
Janet is the youngest of ten Jackson children born to Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson. She started her career with her appearance on variety television series "The Jacksons" in 1976 and went on to appear on other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including "Good Times", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Fame".
She landed her first recording contract in 1982 with A&M Records and became a pop icon following the release of her third fourth studio albums "Control" (1986) and "Rhythm Nation" 1814 (1989). Among her many hits are "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Together Again" and "All for You". As of now, the younger sister of Michael Jackson still holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18.
Janet took a hiatus on touring in 2016 as she announced her plans to start a family with her then-husband Wissam Al Mana. She gave birth to her first child, a son named Eissa Al Mana, in January 2017. The 53-year-old artist then resumed her "Unbreakable World Tour", now known as the "State of the World Tour", in September of the same year.
In February of this year, Janet announced "Black Diamond World Tour" as well as her upcoming twelfth studio album "Black Diamond" due sometime in 2020. It's unknown how the current situation will affect the tour, which is scheduled to kick off in the summer.