Pictures of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson have been released and it's not pretty!

Pictures of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson have been released and it's not pretty!

Joseph Fiennes © Getty Images

Last year, it was announced that Joseph Fiennes would play the late singer Michael Jackson as part of a Sky Arts comedy.

According to Vanity Fair, the plot of new Sky Arts comedy 'Urban Myths' involves Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando trying to get home after 9/11.

However, the first pictures released of the Shakespeare In Love actor dressed up as the iconic popstar leave a lot to be desired!


Here's the actual Michael Jackson. 

Fiennes responded to the criticism of his casting, saying, “The decision with the casting and the producers — I wrangled with it, 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."

He went on to say, “This is quite right, why people are up in arms. I’m a full believer in making the playing field fair. When it is fair, we can have a conversation about this project and it wouldn’t cause outrage.”

The project is meant to be a comedy, so it remains to be seen if the resemblance will produce any chuckles!

WATCH: 'Urban Myths' trailer

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