Page Six is reporting that Johnny Depp will be producing an unauthorized musical about Michael Jackson that has a twist: It will be told from the perspective of Jackson’s iconic glove.
They explain that For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, as told by his Glove is a “look into the strange forces that shaped Michael and the scandals that bedeviled his reputation as narrated by a talking, singing glove.” They also add that there will be life-sized puppets of prominent figures in Michael’s life, including Jackson 5, Donny Osmond, Emmanuel Lewis, Corey Feldman, and Bubbles the Chimp.
Julien Nitzberg, who came up with the concept 17 years ago, describes his original idea by saying, ” 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.” He also explains that the satire was previously pitched to a network, but they disagreed over the vision of the story. He instead saved the idea to do as a musical.
Johnny Depp’s Company, Infinitum Nihil, will be behind the project.
For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, as told by his Glove debuts Jan. 25 in LA.