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Michael Jackson's pet chimp to get stop-motion treatment in Bubbles

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It’s Bubbles’ turn to tell his story. Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee is at the center of Bubbles, Isaac Adamson’s Black List-topping script that has just been acquired by Andrew Kortschak’s End Cue.

Dan Harmon (Community, Anomalisa) and his Starburns Industries will produce the stop-motion animated film, which is told from the primate’s point of view and chronicles his time with the King of Pop, including the scandals that rocked Jackson’s life and ultimately precipitated Bubbles’ release.

Adamson’s original script claimed the No. 1 spot on the most recent Black List, the annual compilation of buzzed-about unproduced screenplays.

Harmon and Kortschak (Cop Car) will serve as producers on Bubbles, with Adamson and manager Lee Stobby executive producing.

Bubbles isn’t the only upcoming screen project exploring the odd corners of Jackson’s life. Joseph Fiennes is portraying the late pop singer in Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, an eyebrow-raising half-hour TV comedy airing later this year.