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THIS IS IT aka THIS IS IT
USA: Columbia Pictures
UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Michael Jackson, Kenny Ortega, Orianthi, Tommy Organ, Mo Pleasure, Alex Al, ichael Bearden, Bashiri Johnson, Jonathan Moffett, Dorian Holley, Judith Hill, Darryl Phinnessee, Ken Stacey
Director: Kenny Ortega
USA & UK: 111 mins
USA Rated: PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images
UK Certificate: PG contains infrequent scary images
USA Release Date: 28 October 2009
UK Release Date: 28 October 2009
As previously announced, fans throughout the UK will have the opportunity to celebrate the global launch of MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT when Sony Pictures Entertainment hosts over 25 global premieres, with more than 15 of those coordinated simultaneously around the world, on Tuesday October 27.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London's O2 Arena.
Chronicling the months from March to June 2009, the film is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at Jackson as he has never been seen before. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his final show.
Kenny Ortega, who was both Michael Jackson's creative partner and the director of the stage show, is also directing the film, which is being produced by Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega and Paul Gongaware. Executive producers are John Branca and John McClain.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT will be in cinemas worldwide for two weeks only beginning Wednesday October 28.