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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Risen In St. Louis

9 February 2016 3:12 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer.  Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (referred to by the Hebrew name Yeshua in the film) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Risen stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Peter Firth (The Hunt for Red October; “Mi-5”), and Cliff Curtis (“Fear the Walking Dead”).

Directed by Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), with a score by Roque Baños, Risen opens in theaters nationwide Friday, February 19th.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win a pass (Good for 2) to the advance screening of Risen on Tuesday, February 16 at 7Pm in the St. »

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Video: Tom Felton and Joseph Fiennes Go Head to Head in Exclusive Clip from Biblical Epic Risen

9 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Felton is a sucker for a good film adaptation of a popular book - he first took on Harry Potter and is now tackling the Bible. In an exclusive clip from the upcoming film Risen, in which Joseph Fiennes plays a non-believer trying to find out what happened to Jesus Christ after the crucifixion, Felton's Lucius corners Fiennes' Clavius as Clavius leads a group of men in escaping the soldiers who are on their trail. After Lucius asks for the whereabouts of "the Nazarene," Clavius responds that he has "vanished," implying that he has not yet been as successful »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Video: Tom Felton and Joseph Fiennes Go Head to Head in Exclusive Clip from Biblical Epic Risen

9 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Felton is a sucker for a good film adaptation of a popular book - he first took on Harry Potter and is now tackling the Bible. In an exclusive clip from the upcoming film Risen, in which Joseph Fiennes plays a non-believer trying to find out what happened to Jesus Christ after the crucifixion, Felton's Lucius corners Fiennes' Clavius as Clavius leads a group of men in escaping the soldiers who are on their trail. After Lucius asks for the whereabouts of "the Nazarene," Clavius responds that he has "vanished," implying that he has not yet been as successful »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Strangerland Review

7 February 2016 5:27 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Listen to our interview with Strangerland writer Michael Kinirons here. An Irish/Australian co-production, Strangerland uses the breathtaking vistas of the Australian outback (brought to life beautifully by cinematographer P.J. Dillon) as the backdrop for the tale of the Parker family, who have had to relocate to a remote desert town because of 15 year old daughter Lily’s (Madison Brown) illicit relationship with a teacher. Mother Katherine (Nicole Kidman), father Matthew (Joseph Fiennes), and even her brother Tom (Nicholas Hamilton) have grown to resent Lily, and each other, for leaving their home, especially as she hasn’t changed her sexually promiscuous ways. When both Lily and Tom go missing on the eve of a massive dust storm, a search begins, bringing in Hugo Weaving’s pessimistic detective David Rae, which pushes Katherine and Matthew’s already strained relationship to breaking point. The central performances of Kidman, Fiennes, and Weaving are the heart and soul of. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Why Stacey Dash Is Wrong: Hollywood’s Whitewashing Tries To Paint Minorities Out

6 February 2016 2:01 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

“Roles should not be dictated by race,” Stacey Dash said last Wednesday, in response to the casting (and following uproar) of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a coming comedy biopic about a road trip Jackson took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after 9/11. The way that Dash presents her ideas on her blog seems to show she knows exactly what […]

The post Why Stacey Dash Is Wrong: Hollywood’s Whitewashing Tries To Paint Minorities Out appeared first on uInterview. »

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10 Bizarre Movie Casting Decisions That Made No Sense

5 February 2016 11:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Did you hear the one about Joseph Fiennes being cast as Michael Jackson? Well, turns out it’s not a joke. It has been reported that Ralph’s brother will indeed be playing the King of Pop in the upcoming TV movie Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, something that, predictably, provoked outrage in certain quarters, with people angry over the decision to hire a white English man to play an African-American musician. For the most part, though, people were just stunned.

Fiennes isn’t alone in being a real left field choice in the world of moviemaking (he’s not even alone in being a bizarre casting choice for Jackson – did you know Diego Luna played Jacko once?). Over the years, producers have been making all kinds of ridiculous casting decisions, swapping gender and even race around like logic was just being tossed to the wind.

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- Brogan Morris

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Joseph Fiennes 'shocked' to be cast as Michael Jackson – video

5 February 2016 2:56 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

British actor Joseph Fiennes says he doesn’t know why he was approached to play Michael Jackson in an upcoming Sky Arts comedy. Defending his decision to play the late American superstar despite the furore over the casting of a white actor in the role of the black singer, Fiennes describes the opportunity as a wonderful challenge. The half-hour comedy imagines Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor (Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) taking a road trip together in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on New York. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis/AP

Read: Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in 9/11 road-trip comedy

Opinion: Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson shows race problems before Oscars row

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Joseph Fiennes defends playing Michael Jackson: 'I was shocked to be cast'

4 February 2016 7:37 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

British actor explains his decision to play the pop star in an upcoming Sky TV comedy – a casting that has led to a row over race

Joseph Fiennes has defended his decision to play Michael Jackson in an upcoming comedy, despite a furore over the casting of a white British actor in the role of a black American superstar.

Fiennes told Afptv on Thursday that he was “shocked” at being chosen for the role, but insisted he had no qualms about taking on “a wonderful role” in what was “just a satire”.

Related: Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson shows race problems before Oscars row

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Joseph Fiennes defends playing Michael Jackson: 'I was shocked to be cast'

4 February 2016 7:37 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

British actor explains his decision to play the pop star in an upcoming Sky TV comedy – a casting that has led to a row over race

Joseph Fiennes has defended his decision to play Michael Jackson in an upcoming comedy, despite a furore over the casting of a white British actor in the role of a black American superstar.

Fiennes told Afptv on Thursday that he was “shocked” at being chosen for the role, but insisted he had no qualms about taking on “a wonderful role” in what was “just a satire”.

Related: Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson shows race problems before Oscars row

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Stacey Dash Speaks Out on White Actor Cast as Michael Jackson: "Roles Should Not Be Dictated by Race"

4 February 2016 10:40 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There's another controversial Hollywood racial decision that Stacey Dash is sinking her teeth into.  After actor Joseph Fiennes landed the role of Michael Jackson in an upcoming 30-minute television movie, Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon, many were outraged at the choice and blamed their anger on "a whitewashed Hollywood." Fiennes is a Caucasian British actor, while the acclaimed king of pop hailed from an African American family in Indiana. The plot follows Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor on a cross-country road trip after the 9/11 attacks. In real life, Jackson's skin had visibly lightened by that time. While he was known to suffer from vitiligo, it was also believed that »

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Stacey Dash Is Thrilled a White Actor Is Playing Michael Jackson

4 February 2016 8:10 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stacey Dash is congratulating Joseph Fiennes on being cast to play Michael Jackson in a new half-hour British comedy special. Dash began her comments by discussing how many people have reacted poorly to the casting of a white British man to play the King of Pop. “But I say, Bravo ! I’m sick and tired of being told ‘Sorry, Stacey, this is a Caucasian-only role,'” Dash wrote on her blog. “Counterintuitively, this decision by Hollywood — which looks like a diss to blacks — is actually what we’ve been saying all along: roles should Not be based on color.” Also Read:. »

- Joe Otterson

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Stacey Dash on Joseph Fiennes Being Cast as Michael Jackson: 'I Say, Bravo'

3 February 2016 10:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One week after Joseph Fiennes was unexpectedly cast as Michael Jackson, Stacey Dash is weighing in on the casting choice. "I say, 'Bravo!'" Dash wrote on her Patheos blog. "I'm sick and tired of being told, 'Sorry, Stacey, this is a Caucasian-only role.' Counterintuitively, this decision by Hollywood - which looks like a diss to blacks - is actually what we've been saying all along: roles should Not be based on color." The always-controversial actress goes on to compare Fiennes casting to the Broadway play Hamilton, which casts actors of color to portray historical figures like Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Final trailer for Biblical drama Risen starring Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton

2 February 2016 9:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just over two weeks to go before its Us release, the final trailer has arrived online for Risen, the upcoming Biblical drama starring Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Risen” is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Risen is set for release on February 19th in the States and on March 18th in the UK, with a cast that includes Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth and Cliff Curtis. »

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Win an Awesome Fastnet Movie Pack

1 February 2016 11:43 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

To celebrate the release of Stangerland (in cinemas Feb 5th) we've got an awesome movie pack to giveaway featuring some quality releases from Fastnet Films. Namely Get Up & Go, Colony, Life’s A Breeze and the Other Side of Sleep In Strangerland the Parker family, new to the remote desert town of Nathgari thrown into crisis when Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew (Joseph Fiennes) discover that their two teenage kids have mysteriously disappeared just before a massive dust storm hits the town. With the town now eerily smothered in red dust and darkness, the locals join the search led by local cop David Rae (Hugo Weaving).  But scorching temperatures mean the chances of survival are plummeting with each passing day and Catherine and Matthew find themselves pushed to the brink as they struggle to survive the uncertainty of their children’s fate. To win all you need to do is »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson, Pinter People Ban Critics, And Forest Whitaker’s Broadway Debut: Roth & Gerard

1 February 2016 9:23 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Deadline's Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres majority owner and president Jordan Roth talk about the state of the industry, the only stipulation being no holds barred. Roth: So Joseph Fiennes is playing Michael Jackson. While the Internet was justifiably pouncing on the news, I recalled a piece that Katori Hall had written. I just saw Katori on Monday night at the extraordinary benefit performance for the Arthur Miller Foundation. Katori, Ayad Akhtar and… »

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Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson, Pinter People Ban Critics, And Forest Whitaker’s Broadway Debut: Roth & Gerard

1 February 2016 9:23 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Deadline's Jeremy Gerard and Jujamcyn Theatres majority owner and president Jordan Roth talk about the state of the industry, the only stipulation being no holds barred. Roth: So Joseph Fiennes is playing Michael Jackson. While the Internet was justifiably pouncing on the news, I recalled a piece that Katori Hall had written. I just saw Katori on Monday night at the extraordinary benefit performance for the Arthur Miller Foundation. Katori, Ayad Akhtar and… »

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Wendy Williams Talks Joseph Fiennes Being Cast as Michael Jackson: 'That's Like Angela Bassett Playing Sophia Loren'

29 January 2016 8:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "wHEawXq9pps"] Wendy Williams has weighed in on Joseph Fiennes being cast as Michael Jackson. During her "Hot Talk" segment on Friday's Wendy Williams Show, she addressed the controversy with a panel of three others - comedienne Ali Wentworth, reporter Sharon Carpenter and CNN's Don Lemon - and in true Wendy fashion, she did not hold back. "That's like getting Angela Bassett to play Sophia Loren," the talk show host said. "You just don't do that! With the roles so few and far between for a lot of black actors, I feel like even if they couldn't get a name they could've »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Wendy Williams Talks Joseph Fiennes Being Cast as Michael Jackson: 'That's Like Angela Bassett Playing Sophia Loren'

29 January 2016 8:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Wendy Williams has weighed in on Joseph Fiennes being cast as Michael Jackson. During her "Hot Talk" segment on Friday's Wendy Williams Show, she addressed the controversy with a panel of three others - comedienne Ali Wentworth, reporter Sharon Carpenter and CNN's Don Lemon - and in true Wendy fashion, she did not hold back. "That's like getting Angela Bassett to play Sophia Loren," the talk show host said. "You just don't do that! With the roles so few and far between for a lot of black actors, I feel like even if they couldn't get a name they could've »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Casting minorities as white characters is not a double standard. Here's why.

28 January 2016 10:04 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Diversity has been in the forefront of the conversation lately. #OscarsSoWhite is straight up dominating on the “serious” side of the business. Meanwhile there has been push for Asian-American Iron Fist and a general conversation about inclusivity on the superhero side. Yet whenever the conversation comes up, there’s always someone(s) who come along and question why it even matters. Luckily there is a handy — and delicious — visual metaphor that can explain it. I’ve linked many times to Time Machine? Yeah! fantastic analogy about how whitewashing is never okay. But people don’t always click because that takes effort and we’re all busy. But in light of some truly strange happenings in Hollywood recently — looking at you, casting of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson — it seems imperative to get this message to a wide audience. So the next time someone asks why can’t a white person »

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Michael Jackson Told Oprah Being Played by White Actor Would Be ‘Crazy,’ ‘Horrifying’ (Video)

28 January 2016 7:20 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sorry Joseph Fiennes, but Michael Jackson made his thoughts on being played by a white actor clear years ago. On the heels of the news that Fiennes would play Jackson in a new British one-off comedy special, a 1993 interview Jackson did with Oprah Winfrey has resurfaced. At the 3:47 mark, Winfrey asks about a rumor that Jackson wanted a white child to play a young version of him in a Pepsi commercial. ​ Also Read: Joseph Fiennes to Play Michael Jackson in 9/11 Comedy “That is so stupid,” Jackson said. “That’s the most ridiculous, horrifying story I’ve ever heard. It’s crazy. »

- Joe Otterson

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