Is it even enough that a plum role such as this, which would have been a coup for any actor to land, is cast with a white woman? Just look at pictures of Angelina Jolie, Mariane Pearl and Thandie Newton side by side and you tell me who looks more like whom?Forgive me, as my photo and graphic skills clearly need some work, but it works out nicely with Thandie, then Mariane, then Angelina. Why is it that talented and well known black actresses like Thandie Netwon, Rosario Dawson, and Halle Berry got skipped for this role?
To the news rooms and magazines out there, clearly you folks need some competent help.
The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source.
Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid.
As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. In the face of death, Danny's spirit of defiance and his unflinching belief in the power of journalism led Mariane to write about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murder in her memoir "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl." Six months pregnant when the ordeal began, she was carrying a son that Danny hoped to name Adam.
With that said, I get the "we are the world" sentiment, but last I checked Angelina Jolie was not a black woman with a biracial heritage nor does she bear even the slightest resemblance to Mariane Pearl. I don't think so because I'm such a liberal that I would let it go if there was the slightest physical resemblance.
I think it's entirely pragmatic of me to react this way.
This is as stupid as it is insulting.------------------------------------------------------------*BTW, it would be nice if all these people writing about this story would spell Mariane Pearl's name correctly.
I too was unsure if it was Marianne Pearl or Mariane Pearl.
Plus, Jolie and Pearl are friends and Jolie is a marvelous actress who can bring the needed publicity to this flick just due to who she is.