Hollywood's forthcoming Moses movie - Exodus: Gods and Kings is
in trouble long before it is released. As soon as the trailer of
the upcoming movie was dropped, the hashtag #boycottexodusmovie has
been trending on Twitter.
The director of Exodus: Gods and Kings Ridley Scott has been
criticised over the decision to cast white actors to play
The movie starring Christian Bale as Moses, Aaron Paul as
Joshua, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya and Joel Edgerton as Rhamses is
getting ire of the twitteratis over being racist.
Tweets like '#BoycottExodusMovie because it is a blunt disregard
of historic facts!' and 'Blacks only cast as slaves, thieves...Not
the Kings and Queens? I hope @ExodusMovie bombs at the box
office..' have been seen on the feed under the hashtag.
Meanwhile, director of Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ridley Scott has
told Variety that casting was a business decision.
"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," Scott said.
"I'm just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn't
even come up," he added.
However, in August, Scott had something else to say. "We cast
major actors from different ethnicities to reflect the diversity of
culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs," he told Yahoo.
Earlier also the film had been in controversy after Christian
Bale described his role as 'barbaric' and 'schizophrenic'.