In what must be the most unlikely casting news of the year, Brit actor Joseph Fiennes will portray Michael Jackson in a road trip drama about 9/11.
The upcoming film is based on a 2011 story in Vanity Fair which revealed details of a road trip the King Of Pop reportedly took following the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York.
The magazine alleged Jackson drove from New York to Ohio with friends Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, when all air travel was grounded after 9/11.
“They actually got as far as Ohio – all three of them, in a car they drove themselves,” a former employee of Jackson told the magazine.
However, an assistant for Taylor told the glossy the actress wasn’t involved in the trip, and chose to stay in New York visiting Ground Zero and praying instead.
Despite the contradicting claims, the film will still include Taylor, played by Stockard Channing and Brian Cox is slated to play Brando.