October 26th, 2009
03:04 PM ET
As if there wasn't enough controversy surrounding Michael Jackson - the investigation into his death, whether the "This Is It" movie and album are attempts to capitalize on his demise, who wrote the title song, ad nauseum - you might think the last thing at issue is whether that's really Michael dancing and singing on screen. But the late star's father, Joe Jackson (not the most credible source in the world when it comes to his sons), said recently the film would be "mostly body doubles."
Now, Michael impersonators are a dime a dozen, especially here in Hollywood, where you can't swing a sequined glove without hitting a moon-walking wannabe. But using them in a movie called "Michael Jackson's This Is It"? Could a movie studio really be that craven?
Absolutely not, says... the movie studio. Specifically, Steve Elzer, Senior Vice President, Media Relations at Sony Pictures. Here's his quote, which doesn't seem to leave much wiggle room for interpretation:
Good enough for me. Pass the popcorn.
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