January 28, 2016 7:43 am
Updated: January 28, 2016 7:58 am

Breakfast Buzz: Is it OK to cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson?

WATCH ABOVE: Joseph Fiennes is going to play pop superstar Michael Jackson in a TV drama set to broadcast later this year. The casting news comes amid the intense #OscarsSoWhite debate about lack of diversity in Hollywood, sparked by an all-white slate of Academy Awards acting nominees.

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SASKATOON – Joseph Fiennes has been cast as the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, in a TV drama set to broadcast later this year. Fiennes will play Jackson in Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,  which will tell the story of a – possibly fictitious – road trip the three stars are rumoured to have made in an attempt to leave New York after the Sept. 11 attacks.

READ MORE: Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in upcoming TV drama

The problem? Fiennes is Caucasian and Jackson was of African decent.

The casting news comes amid the intense #OscarsSoWhite debate about lack of diversity in Hollywood, sparked by an all-white slate of Academy Awards acting nominees.

What do you think? Is it appropriate to cast a Caucasian actor to play Michael Jackson?

Be sure to comment with your thoughts, and watch the Morning News at 7:55 AM CT to see if we pull up your comments.

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