Hollyweird: Casting Choices That Made You Gag

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  • Michael Jackson/Joseph Fiennes
  • Idris Elba
  • NWA
  • Alexandra Shipp
  • Exodus
  • Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone
  • Jennifer Hudson, Winnie Mandela
  • Tom Cruise
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Idris Elba, Thor
  • Edi Gathegi, Twilight
  • Jennifer Lopez, Selena
  • The Last Airbender
  • Madonna, Evita
  • Halle Berry, X-Men
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Cleopatra
  • Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry

Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

Sometimes Hollywood has the tendency to make some decisions that make the public go "huh?" Whether for good or not so good reasons, they bring out some kind of reaction.

For instance, here's something a lot of people didn't see coming. A British TV movie is being made about the King of Pop trying to escape New York after the 9/11 attacks, and a white actor was cast as the lead. Joseph Fiennes will play the legendary singer in the insane story which claims that Michael Jackson tried to head back to Los Angeles by car with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after the attacks. Social media was up in arms after the announcement was made.

Read on for more casting controversies.

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