Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a scene from Sky Arts' TV movie Urban Myths.
Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a scene from Sky Arts' TV movie Urban Myths. Contributed

First look at Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

SKY Arts has released the first trailer for its upcoming TV movie Urban Myths.

The project made headlines last year for its controversial casting of Caucasian actor Joseph Fiennes as late, African American pop star Michael Jackson.

As well as portraying the fabled story of Jackson's road trip with Elizabeth Taylor (Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (Brian Cox) after the September 11 terror attacks, the TV movie will depict a number of famous stories in a comedic light.

Game of Thrones' Iwan Rheon also features in the trailer as a young Hitler, who is seen working on a painting with a friend played by Harry Potter star Rupert Grint.


In another segment Aidan Gillen, also well known from Game of Thrones, plays Cary Grant's doctor. Eddie Marsan is also seen portraying Bob Dylan.

Urban Myths debuts on January 19 in the UK on the Sky Arts channel.


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