There is an apocryphal story in which Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando all jumped into a car and drove across the country directly after the 9/11 attacks. Whether this story - I prefer to think of it as a uniquely modern American fable - is true doesn’t really matter. The whole point is for someone to make a wacky movie out of it. And now someone is.
Sky Arts, a channel I’ve never heard of, will screen a one-off special dramatizing this supposed trip. The cast is absolutely impeccable. As you can see from the headline, Joseph Fiennes will play Michael Jackson. Stockard Channing will play Elizabeth Taylor. And - hold onto yer butts - Brian Cox will play Marlon Brando.
I don’t know when we’ll get to see this movie. I honestly don’t even know how we’ll get to see this movie. But it is our duty to see this movie. Each and every one of us.