michael-jacksonOmer Bhatti, the reported secret son of Michael Jackson, is to play the singer in a new film, it’s been claimed.

Bhatti has apparently been asked to appear as an adult Michael Jackson in the as-yet-untitled project.

According to the Sun newspaper, Bhatti has grown close to the Jackson family since the singer’s death in June.

“The family is close to Omer, as Michael was,” a source said. “He is a fantastic performer and they would like him to play the adult Michael.”

Bhatti is reported to have been born following a one-night stand Jackson had in Oslo in 1984.

The Norwegian, who has denied being Jackson’s son, was among guests at the singer’s public memorial service in Los Angeles in July.

Filming on the movie is due to begin next year.