Dec 7, 2014 11:48 PM
Scott, Bale defend choice on 'Exodus' casting
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) The biblical film, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," has come under fire for casting white actors in the film's main roles as Egyptians.
But director Ridley Scott has a message for those trying to boycott the film: "I say get a life."
Scott says he's had to assemble the "best possible" cast for a film "on a budget of this scale."
That means investors like big name actors, not local international stars.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" cost an estimated $140 million dollars.
British actor Christian Bale, who stars as Moses, understands the frustration, but sees the business side of getting films made.
He feels audiences can play a part in helping more international actors get cast in major films.
If people start supporting the films "financiers in the market will follow."