Joseph Fiennes To Play ‘King Of Pop’: Michael Jackson In Upcoming Movie

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments


In an unexpected turn of events that has left many on social media scratching their heads in confusion, Shakespeare in Love actor Joseph Fiennes has now been confirmed to play none other than Michael Jackson in a new project.

Tuesday evening, it was revealed that Fiennes will be playing the pop icon in a new British television movie.

While details are still scarce, the film currently entitled Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon, will be about a post-9/11 celebrity road trip.

According to Vanity Fair, the script is based on the accounts of a former employee of Jackson who claims the king of pop invited the two actors to come see him perform in New York just before 9/11.

Allegedly, after the terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center towers, the three icons were said to have rented a car and tried to drive back to California on their own, only making it as far as Ohio.

While the premise of the film sounds like it could give a rare and fascinating glimpse into Jackson’s private life – one can’t help but be stuck on the fact that one of the greatest African American musicians of all time will be played by a white man.


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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , or

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