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Watch Joseph Fiennes Play Michael Jackson In The Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon Trailer

The upcoming short film will air on U.K. TV.

January 11, 2017

Joseph Fiennes will play Michael Jackson in the dream-like new TV movie Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon. The one-off show is part of Urban Myths, an upcoming anthology series which will air on Sky Arts in the U.K. from January 19.

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The Jackson episode is based on a 2011 Vanity Fair article which alleged that the King of Pop took a road trip with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando following the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Fiennes addressed the issue of him being cast as Jackson in a 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “The decision with the casting and the producers — I wrangled with it," he said at the time. "I was confused and shocked at what might come my way and I knew the sensitivity, especially to Michael’s fans and to Michael’s family. It doesn’t negate who he was.”

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Stockard Channing will play Elizabeth Taylor while Brian Cox is Brando.You can see a trailer for the whole series above.

Watch Joseph Fiennes Play Michael Jackson In The Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon Trailer