Joseph Fiennes has been cast as Michael Jackson. It’s 2016, so you know what that means. Think pieces. Twitter outrage. Normally this would be an issue, but I don’t think Sky Arts could afford to cast Nate Parker and pay for his facial reconstruction. I mean, Stockard Channing is one of the leads. This is probably only getting made because of GoFundMe. I guess they could have did him like Lupita Nyong’o in Star Wars, but again, that probably cost money. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, nobody should be mad that a white guy is playing Michael Jackson. It’s what he would have wanted.
Missed casting opportunity there, Sky Arts. Rose McGowan would’ve killed it (NSFW):