Sky Arts are producing a drama centred on the supposedly true story of Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando going on a road trip following the 9/11 attacks, according to a Metro report.
Stockard Channing is set to play Liz and Brian Cox Marlon, with Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson.
Reaction to the news that Michael Fiennes, a white actor, will be playing Michael Jackson has been less than gratuitous.
Wait wait wait. Joseph Fiennes is playing MJ? This wasn't a joke?
— This Is Rochelle (@RR416) January 27, 2016
I just told my mum that Joseph Fiennes is playing MJ. She said, "No he isn't!" And now she just keeps saying the word 'no' over and over.
— Killer Bea (@PepperNStardust) January 27, 2016
Joseph Fiennes can play Michael Jackson. (A real person). But Idris can't play James Bond (a fake spy for a fake agency)? Cool, cool, cool.
— Prentice Penny (@The_A_Prentice) January 27, 2016
Congratulations to noted African-American actor Joseph Fiennes on being cast as Michael Jackson…
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) January 27, 2016
The world's reaction to Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson pic.twitter.com/EGLKYSETIO
— AL (@MissSchliez) January 27, 2016
Charlie Hunnam can play Mexican-American Edgar Valdez & Joseph Fiennes can play Michael Jackosn, but Idris Elba can't play Bond?
— LaToya Allen (@HashtagLaToya) January 27, 2016