So you hear that some director wants to make a movie of one of your favorite fictions, like a book, anime, cartoon or perhaps do a[[foreign remake
. You go look up the actors choosen for it and find them unexpectedly monochromatic.
This is Whitewashing, a very specific form of adaption decay in which characters from a serious are very obviously switched from any minority they might be portrayed to a more easily available actor substitute. This can be pretty glaringly obvious if lead characters are from minority groups and switched to a white actor, though it can go both ways, say a black actor playing an originally white character but not often.
This is a subtrope of [Adaptation Decay
] applying almost exclusive to [Live-Action Adaptation
], compare with [Adaptation Dye-Job
Needs More Examples
- [[Film: Quarantine]]: Remake of [REC]
- The Ring