AEG Live negotiates for Jackson documentary: report

Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:07pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - AEG Live, the company behind Michael Jackson's planned comeback in London, is negotiating with several Hollywood studios seeking a deal to release in movie theaters a documentary about the final days of the pop singer, the Wall Street journal said on its web site.

The Los Angeles-based concert promoter is hoping to recoup some of the $30 million it spent to stage a series of concerts Jackson was preparing for at the time of his death, and make up for some of the lost revenue from box-office receipts and sales of merchandise and food, the Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The Journal said a deal could be reached as soon as this week, citing the sources.

AEG Live officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Ransdell Pierson; Editing Bernard Orr)

<p>Pop star Michael Jackson visits an orphanage in Tokyo in this May 28, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files</p>