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Hearing To Determine Fate Of Michael Jackson Movie

Aug. 10 2009, Published 9:55 a.m. ET

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Plans for a Columbia Pictures film chronicling the final days of Michael Jackson -- including footage shot at the late Thriller singer's last series of rehearsals -- are likely to be approved Monday at a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing.

The executors of Jackson's estate, John Branca and John McClean, negotiated the pending deal, in which Columbia Pictures will pay AEG $60 million for rights to the footage. If Judge Mitchell Beckloff approves the deal, Michael Jackson's estate would receive around 90 percent of the profits, with the other 10 percent going to AEG.

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The late King of Pop's mother, Katherine Jackson, could voice any opposition she has to the deal at Monday's hearing.

Jackson died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest June 25 in Los Angeles; results of an autopsy conducted on the pop icon have yet to be released.

RadarOnline.com will be in the courtroom and will bring you developments as they happen.

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