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Yvonne Strahovski joins Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale

Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) will play Serena Joy in Hulu’s upcoming series, The Handmaid’s Tale, EW has learned.

The 10-episode series — adapted from Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian 1985 novel — tells the story of Gilead, formerly part of the United States but now a totalitarian society where plunging birthrates and environmental disasters have led to women being treated as property of the state.

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Joseph Fiennes: Michael Jackson role doesn't promote 'stereotyping'

Joseph Fiennes’ casting in the British special Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon led many people to question why a white actor would take on the role of Michael Jackson. The 45-year-old Brit defended the part to Entertainment Tonight last month, saying Jackson had a “pigmentation issue” and was “probably closer to my color than his original color.”

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Trevor Noah has questions about Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson

The recent announcement that British actor Joseph Fiennes was cast as Michael Jackson in an upcoming TV movie raised lots of skeptical eyebrows. In the midst of a raging controversy about the lack of diversity at this year’s Academy Awards, it seemed tone-deaf to cast a white actor to play one of the most famous black men in recent American history.

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Michael Jackson told Oprah Winfrey he'd never want to be played by a white actor

Following the controversial casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes as pop legend Michael Jackson in the upcoming Sky Arts TV comedy Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, fans have uncovered a 1993 interview between Jackson and Oprah Winfrey, in which he balks at the idea of having a white actor portray him as a child on screen.

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Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in 9/11 road trip comedy

Joseph Fiennes has been cast as Michael Jackson in a British television comedy about one of the strangest 9/11 celebrity road trips you’ve never heard of.

EW has confirmed that Fiennes will star alongside Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor and Brian Cox as Marlon Brando in Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, which will air on Sky Arts and follows the trio’s supposed attempt to get home after the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City.

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Casting Net: Cheryl Hines, Judy Greer join Woody Harrelson in Wilson

  • Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined Wilson, the dramedy starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) will direct from a screenplay penned by Daniel Clowes, based on Clowes’ own graphic novel of the same name. Harrelson plays a lonely and neurotic middle-aged man who attempts to reunite with his estranged wife (Dern) and ha

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