There are few reported details on the project, including whether Jackson has authorized the project. Production is now shut down because of COVID-19.
Jackson has been sending messages of support during coronavirus pandemic, as she did in March during a visit to London.
“Hey u guys! While most of us are inside there are many brave people around the world that aren’t able to be isolated because we need them,” she wrote.
“I want to take a moment to recognize and say thank you to the nurses, doctors, hospitals, healthcare providers, scientists, drivers, pilots, flight attendants, delivery teams, cleaners, grocery stores, clerks, teachers, managers, men and women in uniform, sanitation facilities, janitorial teams, reporters, journalists, security professionals and everyone around the world who are working nonstop to end the spread of the virus,” added Jackson.
Not only has COVID-19 halted the production of the biopic; it likely will alter plans when it comes to Jackson’s upcoming tour. In February, she announced a global tour that will support a new album she’s working on called “Black Diamond.”
She tweeted: “I’ve heard all your wishes and I’m working on my new album and going on a new World Tour this summer titled ‘Black Diamond.’ I’m so excited to share this new era with you.”
Jackson’s first album, a self-titled work, was released in 1982. “Dream Street” was the follow-up LP, before her third offering “Control” would spawn several major hits.
It could be said that particular album gave Jackson not only an identity outside of the TV characters she played on “Good Times” and “Different “Strokes,” but also from her famous brothers Michael, Randy, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson.
Janet Jackson hasn’t mentioned anything about the biopic on her social media pages, and neither have her reps.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Hits include “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “That’s The Way Love Goes” and “The Pleasure Principle.”