LOS ANGELES (AP) - August 20, 2009
Distributor Sony announced that the release date for "Michael
Jackson: This Is It" has been moved up to Oct. 28, two days
earlier than previously announced. Tickets go on sale Sept. 27.
The studio also announced longtime Jackson collaborator Kenny
Ortega is directing "This Is It," which offers a
behind-the-scenes glimpse of Jackson preparing for a series of
London shows he was rehearsing when he died June 25.
Ortega had been working with Jackson on the "This Is It"
concert tour. His other credits include the "High School Musical"
movies and an upcoming remake of "Footloose."
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