King of Pop coming to a theater near you

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ANTHONY McCARTNEY,AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) —Audiences will get to see the King of Pop perform one more time after a judge approved a major movie deal.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff approved a deal between Michael Jackson’s estate, concert promoter AEG Live and Columbia Pictures on Friday and announced his ruling Monday.

A proposed contract states the movie will feature footage of Jackson’s final rehearsals for a planned series of London comeback concerts. The film could also include videos prepared for display during the “This is It” shows.

Beckloff had until Monday to approve the film and allowed Jackson’s mother, Katherine, to review the contracts and raise any objections. Jackson died on June 25, days before he was set to embark to England for his comeback shows.

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