Johnny Depp Producing Wild Michael Jackson Musical ‘As Told by His Glove’

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It is being reported that Johnny Depp is producing a Michael Jackson musical told from the point of view of his glove.

The article goes on to say that the musical will be based on the play For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorised Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, as Told by His Glove, which has been written by Julien Nitzberg.

Described as “a fresh, revisionist look at the strange forces that shaped Jackson and the scandals that bedeviled him” the musical will debut in LA next January.

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The famous white glove worn by Michael Jackson when he performed Billie Jean at the Grammy Awards in 1983 is seen on display at ‘Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition' held at the 02 Arena on October 26, 2009 in London, England. Personal belongings and items from the star's legendary music career are on show, at the venue where he was due to perform his 50 date comeback tour. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Nitzberg proposed a solution: “I said, how’s this? Everything MJ has been accused of has actually been caused by his glove, which is actually an alien from outer space [and] feeds on virgin boy blood. They laughed and said, ‘Can you do the normal version?'”

It gets crazier, as the play’s real-life actors will perform alongside life-size puppets representing a number of figures from Jackson’s life. The Jackson 5, Donny Osmond, Emmanuel Lewis, Corey Feldman, and even Bubbles the Chimp will all be represented in felt.

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Michael Jackson sports a white glove during his first concert in eleven years at Madison Square Garden in New York 07 September, 2001. It was the first of two performances in New York as part of his “30th Anniversary Celebration, the Solo Years.” (Photo by BETH A. KEISER/AFP via Getty Images)

The playwright turned down the TV network’s offer and decided to write the idea for the stage.

While looking to secure financing for the now-musical, Nitzberg aligned with Depp’s Infinitum Nihil production company; Nitzberg previously penned an unmade Tiny Tim biopic for Depp’s company.

It is the latest project about the late pop star to enter production. Earlier this week, it was reported that Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King had acquired the rights to make a film about Jackson, which is said to span his life from child star to death.

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Michael Jackson's glove on December 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Getty Images)

For the Love of a Glove opens on 25 January at the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan theatre in Los Angeles.

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