A new film on Michael Jackson promises to reveal "the many different facets of his personality".

'Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon' directed by Andrew Eastel and produced by Michael's close childhood friend David Gest, involves interviews with more than 50 of his closest friends and family members and is set to reveal what his family went through during his molestation trial in 2005.

Along with a rare interview with Michael's eldest sister Rebbie, where she speaks about his difficult relationship with their father Joe, the movie will also provide insight into the singer's Early Years with the Jackson 5, his solo career and his life up to his sudden death from acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009.

Michael's mother Katherine said: "'Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon' is a truly remarkable film that captures the true character, wit and sensitivity of my son. Producer David Gest takes you on an emotional roller coaster that will bring people to tears as well as really understand who the man behind the music was and is."

David added: "I have tried to show Michael in a truly unique light. I have spent the past fifteen months travelling the world interviewing people who were most important in his life. I believe this film will entertain and educate in equal measures about who the real Michael Jackson was. I hope this will serve as a lasting testament to the compassion and love that he had for all mankind. He was a very complex individual and this film reveals the many different facets of his personality."