DonKno (dkwrkm) wrote in racebending,
DonKno
dkwrkm
racebending

More News! Kal Penn and the end of casting

In case you're wondering, no Kal Penn has NOT joined the cast of The Last Airbender.

He has been appointed the associate director of White House Public Liaision, particularly dealing with "Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, along with arts and entertainment groups."

Sauce. (And a WARNING that it has House spoilers.)

AND the latest from Frank Marshall's twitter:

peprally @ LeDoctor I appreciate the goal of an ethnically diverse cast, but does casting all 3 heroes as white send a different message? #airbender (4/7/09)

LeDoctor @ peprally There are more than 3 heroes. The casting on this movie is finished, so let’s all take a deep breath and wait to see it. (4/7/09)

peprally @ LeDoctor Ah, when I said heroes, I meant the three main protagonists of the movie. I apologize for not being clear earlier. #airbender (4/7/09)
Tags: casting, news
Subscribe

  • Whitewashing in "Bitten"

    The first book of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series ws optioned to become a TV show last year, and production just started…

  • (no subject)

    Pulitzer Winner Bruce Norris Retracts Rights to German Troupe's Clybourne Park Over "Blackface" Casting Bruce Norris, whose play Clybourne Park…

  • (no subject)

    The Orphan of Zhao: Royal Shakespeare Company casts Asians as dogs and maid in Chinese classic The news that the revered Royal Shakespeare Company…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 48 comments

  • Whitewashing in "Bitten"

    The first book of Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series ws optioned to become a TV show last year, and production just started…

  • (no subject)

    Pulitzer Winner Bruce Norris Retracts Rights to German Troupe's Clybourne Park Over "Blackface" Casting Bruce Norris, whose play Clybourne Park…

  • (no subject)

    The Orphan of Zhao: Royal Shakespeare Company casts Asians as dogs and maid in Chinese classic The news that the revered Royal Shakespeare Company…