Exodus: God and Kings–Criticism of All-White Anglo Cast

CEO and media mogul Rupert Murdoch is defending the Anglo-led cast of the upcoming Biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” which hits theaters on December 12

Murdoch, whose 21st Century Fox owns 20th Century Fox, the studio producing “Exodus,” took to Twitter to shed some light on the race of the ancient Egyptians.

Ridley Scott’s film, which stars Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as his stepbrother Ramses, has been attacked by critics and fans for its all-white cast.
Scott has acknowledged in interviews that the casting was largely dicated by commercial considerations.

In 1956, when Cecil B. DeMille made “The Ten Commandments,” starring Charlton Heston as Moses, not a single criticism was raised over the casting.

Our review of the film, which suffers from several other problems, will be published later tonite.