Joe Jackson documentary coming in 2012

Dec. 2, 2011 at 3:31 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- GPA Entertainment says it plans to release in 2012 a documentary from the perspective of Joe Jackson, the father of late pop icon Michael Jackson.

The production company describes the feature-length film "Confessions of a Father" as "an exclusive documentary" compiled from hours of interviews conducted with the Jackson family patriarch over a two-year period.

The documentary covers the Jackson family history from the formation of the Jackson 5 through Michael's death and the recent trial and sentencing of his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, for involuntary manslaughter.

The film's release is set for theatrical release in 2012, as is the publication of "The Architect," Jackson's autobiography.

"For the first time, Joe Jackson lifts the veil and airs the dirty laundry, like it or not," documentary producer George Paige said in a statement. "If you think you know the Jackson history, think again."

Michael Jackson -- the brother of singers Jermaine, Randy, Tito, Jackie, Marlon, LaToya and Janet Jackson -- died June 25, 2009, at age 50. His personal physician was convicted of causing his death by administering lethal amounts of sedatives and anesthesia to help the insomniac entertainer sleep.

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