A new road trip comedy movie about Michael Jackson driving from New York to Los Angeles with Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando is set to star an unlikely actor.
Joseph Fiennes has recently confirmed that he will play The King of Pop in the movie which is based on real-life events.
The three unlikely road-trippers decided to share a 500 mile ride when planes were grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Fiennes told WENN he had landed the role opposite Grease star, Stockard Channing, who will play Liz Taylor and Brian Cox, who will play Brando.
“I got the script the other day,” he explains. “It’s a challenge. It’s a comedy. It doesn’t poke mean fun but it’s a story, possibly urban legend, whereby Michael, Marlon Brando, and Liz Taylor were all together the day before 9/11 doing a concert.
“Airspace was shut down and they couldn’t get out and Michael had the bright idea to go to hire a car and drive."
Michael and Liz's enduring friendship was well-known and the film is apparently a light hearted and fun look at the relationship between this trio, and a tongue-in-cheek look at what that kind of celebrity is like.