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Last Updated: Tuesday August 11 2009 11:59 GMT

Michael Jackson film coming out

Video of Jackson rehearsing

Fans of Michael Jackson will be able to see their hero perform for one last time, as a film of the star rehearsing is set to be released in cinemas.

A judge has agreed that film shot of Michael preparing for a comeback gig before he died in June can be made into a 3D movie.

High School Musical director Kenny Ortega will be in charge of the film.

It's thought there are about 80 hours of footage for him to put together a film from.

The movie will be released in the US on 28 October. It's not clear when it'll be coming to UK cinemas.