The movie Exodus hits theaters next Friday, and many in the African American Community are planning to boycott the movie. Even many in the black church are planning on boycotting the movie, but why?
Apparently the movie, which is about Moses leading the Israelites out of Egyptian captivity, is set in Egypt, yet has an all white cast. This has caused an uproar in the black community and has caused it to lose support of the black churches.
The response from the studios is that the movie business is just that– a business. The A listers that star in the film, Christian Bale, Joel Egerton, and Sigourney Weaver, are all big box office stars, which can draw people into the theaters.
Such big box office stars will also allow the film to do amazingly well overseas.
So here is my question to those reading: is it ok to change the background of the movie for the purpose of making more money?
Would as many people support the movie if it had a darker-skinned cast?