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Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson - Get First Look & Watch the 'Urban Myths' Trailer!

Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson - Get First Look & Watch the 'Urban Myths' Trailer!

Joseph Fiennes is going to be playing the role of the late singer and entertainer Michael Jackson in an upcoming segment on Sky Arts’ Urban Myths and the first look is here!

The casting of a white actor as Michael caused a lot of controversy after the news was announced last year.

Joseph is joined in the program by Stockard Channing as the late Elizabeth Taylor and Brian Cox as the late Marlon Brando. The story is about the alleged road trip that the three stars went on after 9/11.

Joseph previously defended his casting by saying that Michael “definitely had an issue, a pigmentation issue, and that’s something I do believe. He was probably closer to my color than his original color.” He told Entertainment Tonight that there’s nothing malicious about the performance.


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  • Cookie Monster

    Ugh….

  • JAY

    I can’t even bring myself to push play.

  • Lola

    gross

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    So bad

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    you’re smart.

  • Legendary Trolly

    I dont care about a white dude playing MJ because MJ looked white at a certain point of his career. But white or black, this dude dont look a damn thang like Mike Lol

  • DEADP00L

    LMFAO!!!!!!!! Okay this a comedy and I am open to comedy.

    I am actually looking forward to the Marlon Brando and Liz Taylor bit.

  • bbm

    WHAT? scary

  • TimeMuffin

    ugh this was very lame