Janet Jackson Signs Film Production Deal

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is taking control. The iconic performer has signed a deal with Lionsgate to select, develop, and produce her own feature film for the independent studio, marking her first foray into production in her decades-long career.

The R&B superstar, who is currently on her worldwide “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” tour, explained that her background in Hollywood influenced her long before her music career. “Many people forget I started out as an actor,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I have been fortunate to work in the film industry, though not as much as I would like. I have a passion for storytelling, and have been doing it through my music for some time.”

Jackson has previously acted in films under Lionsgate, including Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, its sequel, and For Colored Girls. Though she doesn’t have a solid project in the works, she is interested in “diverse material,” and is particularly drawn to film noir.

The 44-year-old singer is currently on the U.S. leg of her tour, which wraps at Las Vegas’ Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 24. A journey through Europe shortly follows with dates in Paris, London, and Monte Carlo from June 26 through July 9.

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10 Comments

  1. JJ

    Go Janet! She deserves an Oscar.

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  2. ughreally

    Trust her artistic visionand happy to see a black woman with a deal

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  3. Tommy

    love janet she is what ciara is trying to be

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  4. Lisa

    Get it Janhova! She’s a great all around entertainer.

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  5. 华商网友

    love jj

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  6. key

    GO GET DA MONEY MA, LUV U

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  7. kiki

    Janet is just beautiful. Can’t understand why they were saying she was ‘fat’ in 80s she jusy awww beautiful *gushes* :)

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  8. TheDimplePuppet

    Work Janet become that triple threat to this entertainment world that I know you can be! I love to see my black people succeed.

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  9. maya

    she so pretty!

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  10. ri

    @ maya agreed! so proud to see that Janet has remained relevant all these years

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