British actor Joseph Fiennes is set to play the late Michael Jackson in an upcoming made-for-TV film about the singer’s rumored post-9/11 road trip with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, the Guardian reports.
The alleged road trip was first reported in a 2011 Vanity Fair story.
The dramatized version, which is being promoted as a “One-off special” for British channel Sky Arts, will feature Fiennes as Jackson, Stockard Channing as Taylor and Brian Cox as Brando.
Fiennes, 45, has described the script as “a fun, lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek road trip of what celebrity of that kind is like.”
Nicomadden added, “So Joseph Fiennes is gunna play Michael Jackson… I say Denzel Washington plays Elvis in the next movie just to be fair.”
Joseph, the youngest brother of Harry Potter and Schindler’s List star Ralph Fiennes, is best known for his role as William Shakespeare in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love.