May 20, 2009, - 1:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
The other day we all heard news that pitch Black actor Jamie Foxx (slave name: Eric Bishop) is being seriously considered to play Frank Sinatra in a bio-flick about “Old Blue Eyes.”
And so, in this vein, when I read that, yesterday, DreamWorks Studios announced plans for the “first big-screen portrayal of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” I was thinking of who should have a serious shot of playing him.
And I was thinking–of course!–it should be . . . OWEN WILSON. After all, we’ve moved beyond the race thing. And who better to play Dr. King than the very blond, very pale White Owen Wilson.
I mean, after all, Wilson looks as much like King as Foxx looks like Sinatra.
And, as we all know, the great Dr. King would have preferred that people be judged by the content of their acting chops and not by the color of their skin.
What’s good for the Foxx is good for the Wilson. So, I am starting a committee, “DRAFT Owen Wilson to Play MLK.”
Oh, and by the way, Jamie Foxx is slated to host the 2009 BET Awards show. And I think that he should quit defining himself in such a small category.
After all, as we all know, in the spirit of Sinatra, FOXX should be hosting the Italian American Foundation banquet. And play Rocky in Rocky VII. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that his first name ends in a vowel. So, it’s all kosher. Capisce?
Maybe you can come up with a paler, Whiter actor for the King role. Suggestions in the comments section.