By Travis Martin
In the upcoming film “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon,“ the film centers on celebrities Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando as they go on a road trip Jackson set up after the events of 911. The film has cast Stockard Channing as Taylor and Brian Cox as Brando, but the biggest surprise announcement comes the casting of Joseph Fiennes as Jackson.
Controversy has risen due to the fact that Jackson, an African American whose skin condition paled his skin, is being portrayed by a caucasian British actor. Sky Arts, the BBC channel that is airing the film, had this to say about the casting: “’Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon’ is a Sky Arts comedy which takes a light hearted look at a reportedly true event; Joseph Fiennes is cast as Michael Jackson. This is all part of a series of comedies about unlikely stories from arts and cultural history. Sky Arts puts the integrity of the creative vision at the heart of all its original commissions and we believe in giving producers the creative freedom to cast roles as they wish, within the diversity framework which we have set.”
The film is written directed by Neil Forsyth, and produced by British actor Ralf Little. “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon” currently has no release date.
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Image by Wikipedia (https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson)