The Shakespeare in Love star will deal with the King of Pop in a new film about a cross-country journey Jackson took with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor from New York to Los Angeles when aircraft were briefly based following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the Big Apple.
Legend has it that Jacksons was so determined to get house following a recognize concert in New York ,he hired a car to take him and his superstar friends returning to California after all flights in and out of New York were based following the atrocities.
Fiennes informs WENN he has arrived the Jackson role,opposite fellow Brit Brian Cox as Brando and Grease star Stockard Channing as Liz Taylor
“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.
“So the three of them got in a car and drove 500 miles to Los Angeles.It took them a while because they had to stop at a lot of Burger Kings for Marlon;but they got out!
“It’s a lovely thing about Michael’s relationship with Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando.It’s a fun, lighthearted tongue-in-cheek road trip of what celebrity of that kind is like.But also it’s rather beautiful and poignant about their relationships as well.”