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'Gods of Egypt' backlash: Director, studio apologize for racial miscasting

'Gods of Egypt' backlash: Director, studio apologize for racial miscasting

Will 2015 be remembered as the beginning of the end of racial miscasting in movies?

Following outcry — and often apologies — over casting choices this year in "Aloha" and "Pan," the studio and director behind the upcoming fantasy epic "Gods of Egypt" have issued mea culpas for choosing an almost all-white cast to portray Egyptian deities in the movie.

"The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse," director Alex Proyas said in a statement. "I sincerely apologize to those who are offended by the decisions we...

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