British Actor Joseph Fiennes Has Been Set To Play Michael Jackson In New TV Drama
|Joseph Fiennes Has Been Set To Play Michael Jackson In New TV Drama|
A rep for production company Sky Arts confirmed the news to reports Wednesday, adding the project is titled Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon. Past reports had said the program was a drama.
"Sky Arts gives producers the creative freedom to cast roles as they wish, within the diversity framework which we have set."
Unlikely, indeed. For some observers, it's unbelievable for other reasons, especially now.
Scottish actor Brian Cox, 69, will play Brando and American Stockard Channing, 71, will play Taylor.
"While the premise of the film sounds like it could give a rare and fascinating glimpse into Jackson’s private life, one can’t help but be stuck on the fact that one of the greatest African-American musicians of all time will be played by a white man, "We are truly at a loss for words."
Some Of Michael Jackson Fans were not happy about the new, Considering this to be whitewashing.
Joseph Fiennes cast to play Michael Jackson tho?!? #whitewashing— Michael Oliver (@MrOliv3r) January 27, 2016
Joseph Fiennes is going to play Michael Jackson. How, what...kind of whitewashing monstrosity is this?— Joelle (@solemnemptiness) January 27, 2016