People Are Outraged That A White Actor Is Going To Play Michael Jackson In A New Film

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People are outraged that a white actor has been cast to play Michael Jackson in a new film.

Joseph Fiennes will play the King of Pop in a British film about him taking a road trip with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in order to escape New York after 9/11.

Fiennes confirmed his role during an interview this week.

“I got the script the other day,” Fiennes said. “It’s a challenge. It’s a comedy.”‘

Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson

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“It doesn’t poke mean fun, but it’s a story, possibly urban legend, whereby Michael, Marlon Brando, and Liz Taylor were all together the day before 9/11 doing a concert. Airspace was shut down and they couldn’t get out and Michael had the bright idea to go to hire a car and drive.” (RELATED: Eddie Griffin: ‘Cosby Rape Accusations Are Part Of Conspiracy To Bring Down Successful Black Men’)

Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson

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“It’s a fun, light-hearted tongue in cheek road trip of what celebrity of that kind is like,” Fiennes added. “But also it’s rather beautiful and poignant about their relationships as well.” (RELATED: Janet Jackson Reveals Whether She Has Throat Cancer)

Michael Jackson film

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Critics said this just goes to show that there is a lack of diversity in Hollywood.