When Joseph Fiennes was cast to play Micheal Jackson in new TV series Urban Myths for Sky Arts in mid-January, it was met with a chorus of 'wait... what?'

The refined, British actor and brother of Ralph, playing The King Of Pop.

It's part of a series where urban myths are acted out. This one is that after 9/11, Michael Jackson packed Elizabeth Taylor (played by Grease's Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (played by acting legend Brian Cox) into a hire car and tried to drive back to Hollywood for safety - only to get stuck in Ohio.

There's some other urban myths kicking around in this surreal show - it's not the Michael Jackson show! Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon plays Adolf Hitler - I think you've been typecast, Iwan - and Rupert Grint is playing Hitler's BFF, which is a bit of a departure from Ronald Weasley.

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It also gets a bit highbrow with Sherlock's Eddie Marsan as Bob Dylan and Shameless' David Threlfall as Irish playwright Samuel Beckett. Who knows how they're going to thread all these randoms together.

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