Raising Hell: 'Hellboy' Casting Prompts Backlash Over 'Whitewashing' - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Raising Hell: 'Hellboy' Casting Prompts Backlash Over 'Whitewashing'

The backlash follows previous "whitewashing" controversies including the castings of Emma Stone in "Aloha" and Scarlett Johansson in "Ghost in the Shell."

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Make your Summer Getaway a Win
    Getty Images for ZFF
    British actor Ed Skrein earlier this week joined the cast of the "Hellboy" reboot "Rise of the Blood Queen" despite outcry from some over casting issues.

    A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a Caucasian actor in a role that was originally Asian-American.

    British actor Ed Skrein earlier this week joined the cast of the "Hellboy" reboot "Rise of the Blood Queen." His character Ben Daimio is Japanese-American in Mike Mignola's "Hellboy" comics, and many are objecting to the role not going to an Asian-American actor.

    The backlash follows previous "whitewashing" controversies including the castings of Emma Stone in "Aloha" and Scarlett Johansson in "Ghost in the Shell."

    The film's distributor, Lionsgate, declined comment. A representative for Skrein didn't respond to queries Wednesday.

    'Late Night’: Jessica Biel Talks About Season Two of 'The Sinner'

    [NATL] 'Late Night’: Jessica Biel Talks About Season Two of 'The Sinner'

    Jessica Biel explains to Seth Meyers how she came to star in season one of “The Sinner,” how often her character cries and what it’s like to not be on set anymore.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2018)