HOLLYWOOD – Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of Michael Jackson won’t be shown because Joseph Fiennes was cast as Michael Jackson.
An episode of a TV show in which Joseph Fiennes plays late pop icon Michael Jackson has been cancelled because Joseph Fiennes was playing Michael Jackson. The episode was part of the TV show Urban Myths which was due to show on British television later this month. An insider with the production spoke to the Studio Exec:
We made the show and even put out a trailer earlier this week, but then one of the viewers complained that Joseph Fiennes – a white man – was playing Michael Jackson – a black man. We vociferously denied it at first but then we went in and screened it and sure enough there he was. How he had sneaked in was beyond us. The whole thing was Bad, and not in the way Michael intended the word.
Joseph Fiennes will be appearing in something else.
HOLLYWOOD – Joseph Fiennes is to play Michael Jackson in a new film based on the King of Pop’s life and the Studio Exec has got an EXCLUSIVE first look.
Joseph Fiennes’ new film is a Thriller: it’s Bad! It’s Off the Wall! It’s Captain Eo!!!! The Shakespeare in Love star is to play King of Pop Michael Jackson in a new film and in order to prepare for the role the English actor and brother of Ralph Fiennes has gone into the recording studio and recorded a track for track tribute album of Jackson’s best selling album Bad. Fiennes popped into the Studio Exec NeverNever Land compound to talk about his approach the iconic role:
No one was more surprised than me when I landed the role and I understood that many would think it should have gone to a black actor. However, all those arguments aside, I want to do the best job that I can. Just as I did in Killing Me Softly with Heather Graham. And everyone remembers how well that turned out!
So what’s your approach?
I want to completely absorb myself in the role. So first thing I did after I put the phone down was to write all the songs for the album Bad. Then the next morning, I got up early watched a Macaulay Culkin video and went straight to the studio to record my version of that amazing album.
I know. I was surprised at how quick it took. I mean I played the instruments as well, but I was done by lunch time. I must admit I lost some admiration for the man. Tomorrow I’m doing Thriller and the week after that we’re on tour.
When’s the film due out?
Film? Oh, God I forgot we had to do a film as well! Okay. Yeah they’ll phone me. But the most important thing is I immerse myself in the character. The album will come out next week and I’m doing a Pepsi commercial Tuesday.
Joseph Fiennes’ Bad will be released in 2017.
HOLLYWOOD – The Studio Exec has obtained a sneak peak at the new Spike Lee film: The Joseph Fiennes Story.
Spike Lee’s biopic of actor and Voldemort brother Joseph Fiennes is well into production and the first picture was released today EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec. The Do The Right Thing director last night stated that his film of the Shakespeare in Love star was a direct response to Joseph Fiennes’ appearance as Michael Jackson in a new TV show.
Spike Lee came by the Studio Exec bungalow to discuss the new project:
I like Joseph Fiennes. I love him in everything he’s ever been in, especially Flash Forward. But frankly following the announcement of the Oscars and the campaign to promote diversity this news came as a slap in the face to all folks who had been upset about the lack of diversity in recent years. So I’ve decided I’m going to fight fire with fire.
The film will cover Joseph Fiennes career from Shakespeare in Love to the present day.
I’m interested in Joseph Fiennes as I think that it is a unique story of fame and anonymity. Joseph is famous but at the same time always in the shadow of his brother, who will be played by Samuel L. Jackson.
The Joseph Fiennes Story will be released in 2017.