Also: Scorsese to direct Ramones movie, American Horror Story: Freak Show poster and more
Next gallery »Back-to-School: High school movies that will make you glad you graduated
« Previous galleryNew pictures and posters of Daniel Radcliffe in 'Horns'
Ridley Scott addresses 'Exodus' whitewashing controversy as new pics arrive
A new batch of photos went out this week from Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" epic, which stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver. But it's the very-white casting of the biblical tale that has caused the production to come under fire, for white-washing the Egyptian tale.
In a Yahoo interview posted this week, Scott tried to explain the final casting choices.
"Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture," Scott told Yahoo.