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Book on Michael Jackson's final days out

Associated Press Associated Press 21/06/2016

Filmmaker JJ Abrams is adapting a new book about Michael Jackson for television with TV and radio host Tavis Smiley, co-author of the book.

Smiley's company said on Monday that Warner Bros. Television is on board the project with Smiley and Abrams.

The book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days, will be published on Tuesday by Little, Brown and Co.

Written by Smiley and David Ritz, it's described as a novelistic take on the pop star's final months.

Jackson, on the brink of a career comeback, died in June 2009 from an overdose of sedatives.

Abrams and Smiley will be executive producers on the TV series. A premier date and network that will air it wasn't announced.

Abrams' credits include the Star Wars and Star Trek movies.

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