The courting the movie indicators that HBO is not backing down as a result of threats from the pop icon’s property lawyer, as one report has advised.
HBO isn't backing down on its Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland.
Amid an unsubstantiated report that the community won’t air the controversial doc as a result of threats from Jackson's property lawyer Howard Weitzman, HBO has set a premiere date for the movie. The first half the 4 hour movie will air on Sunday, March three, with the second half following on Monday, March four.
From the Television Critics Association press tour stage, HBO's govt vp company communications known as the documentary "extremely highly effective." The movie follows two grownup accusers — Wade Robson and James Safechuck — as they recount their abuse by the pop icon.
After Leaving Neverland's debut at Sundance in January, Jackson's property known as the movie "a tabloid character assassination" and insisted it "isn't a documentary," whereas his household known as director Dan Reed and the movie's two accusers "opportunists."
Reed responded to the scathing statements in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "They have a really valuable asset to guard. Every time a tune performs, a money register goes 'ka-ching,'" It doesn't shock me that they've come out combating in protection their asset."
In THR's overview, chief tv critic Daniel Fienberg described the movie as "a harrowing sit that feels each lengthy and admirably thorough," including that "it's uncertain you'll really feel precisely the identical after watching 4 hours Leaving Neverland."
This story was initially revealed on The Hollywood Reporter.