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Norwegian dancer Omer Bhatti in Oslo ... 26-08-2008 ... Photo by: Frode Hansen / VG / SCANPIX/Scanpix/Press Association Images.URN:7611109. © Unknown.
Norwegian dancer Omer Bhatti in Oslo ... 26-08-2008 ... Photo by: Frode Hansen / VG / SCANPIX/Scanpix/Press Association Images.URN:7611109. © Unknown.

MICHAEL JACKSON'S "son" is to play him in a new film.

MICHAEL JACKSON'S "son" is to play him in a new film.

Omer Bhatti, whom the late "King of Pop" told friends he had fathered, will play Michael in a movie charting his rise to superstardom in the 1980s.

A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Michael's story from childhood to the height of success is nothing short of astounding. The family feel fans would love to see a dramatic retelling.

"They want to cover his childhood and family life but really focus on when his career went into overdrive."

Although Norwegian Omer, who has worked as a Michael Jackson impersonator, denies Michael is his biological father, he has revealed the singer used to tell him he was "like a son" to him.

He has also been welcomed by the Jackson family and sat in the front row at Michael's Los Angeles memorial service in July.

Since Michael's death from Acute Propofol Intoxication in June, Omer, 25, has reportedly stayed at the Jacksons' California home.

Omer first met Michael in 1996 in Tunisia whilst on a family holiday with his mother Pia and stepfather Riz.

He impressed the star with his dance moves and they became "best friends".

In 1997, the family moved into Michael's luxury estate, where Pia is believed to have worked as a nanny and Riz a driver. - Bang

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