Perhaps you remember about a year ago when we reported that Joseph Fiennes was slated to star as Michael Jackson in made for TV movie about a time Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando allegedly drove from New York to Ohio in the aftermath of 9/11? Perhaps you thought, at the time, This is a terrible idea. Hopefully, it’ll never happen.
Sorry, guys. It’s happened.
Sky Arts has released a trailer for something called Urban Myths, a comedy series where famous people reenact outrageous stories about other famous people. As you will see in the trailer, it does, indeed, feature Joseph Fiennes in white blackface as Michael Jackson. Stockard Channing plays Elizabeth Taylor while Brian Cox takes the role of Marlon Brando.
Seriously. We are not kidding.