July 19, 2009 / 10:10 PM / 9 years ago

AEG Live negotiates for Jackson documentary: report

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.

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

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

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