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“Urban Myths” trailer gives us a very close look at Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

There’s clearly quite a bit going on in Urban Myths, a film that explores what might have happened when Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando decided to go on a road trip following the 9/11 attacks — which was apparently a very real thing.

As you may have heard, the fact that Joseph Fiennes plays the role of Michael Jackson has been met with considerable controversy.

“The decision with the casting and producers — I wrangled with it,” the actor tells The Hollywood Reporter

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“I was confused and shocked at what might come my way,” he says. “And I knew the sensitivity, especially to Michael’s fans and to Michael’s family. It doesn’t negate who he was.”

The British TV film also stars Brian Cox as Marlon Brando, and the brilliant Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor.

To put it artlessly, the film — which debuts January 19 on the U.K.’s Sky Arts — looks pretty damn amazing:


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6 Comments

  • MacAdvisor

    I have to say, if I were a cop and pulled over a car with Elizabeth Taylor at the wheel, Michael Jackson riding shotgun, and Marlon Brando in the backseat, I’d be rather flustered. Heck, I’d be flustered if a pulled over a car with Stockard Channing and Joseph Fiennes. I don’t know who Brian Cox is, so I’d just give him a ticket and move on.

  • DDstar1me

    I’m sorry but, I just can’t get onboard with this movie or whatever the heck it is. lol

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Don’t even try to appease his crazy stans, they’re a lost cause. They’ll overlook pedophilia, anything, endlessly give him the benefit of the doubt — but not this.

  • Aromaeus

    This is a hate crime.

  • Terrycloth

    Some people think anything Michael Jackson will be big since his death in 09…that’s not true ..last few cd/album released after his death proved it.How about releasing a box set of all his 12″ dance mixes that will definitely sell in mass quantities

  • michel_banen

    To my knowledge this has no intention whatsoever of being a serious, authentic biography but rather be a funny / spoof presentation of indeed an “urban myth” that tries to depict what the scene might have looked like back then.

    And guess what; a spoof does not need to be authentic…

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