Director Ridley Scott cast a bunch of white actors to play Egyptians in his upcoming Moses bipoic Exodus: Gods and Kings. That's showbiz! It's a tale as old as time, white supremacy as old as rhyme.
He recently explained his casting choice to Variety, sounding like a white, right-wing uncle who'll be spouting nonsense to relatives he hasn't has the opportunity to spout at in almost a year, come tomorrow.
I can't mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such. I'm just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn't even come up.
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