Good point. Make's you wonder who's backing this. Apparently folks to whom money means nothing, since they have to know a film like this will be a box-offce dud.
Whose failure they can then blame on "racist white Christians". The very fact that they're bringing up the issue essentially proves that they're more interested in creating strife than they are in telling the story.
The actor chosen for Passion of the Christ didn't look much like Jesus either, but it didn't matter because the point of the film was the story and not the actor. A sufficiently talented black actor could have just as easily played the part and it would have been just as great. But if Mel Gibson's priority had been choosing such an actor over his passion in telling the story, the film could not have been even remotely as good.
And thus, without any consideration of racism at all it can be assured that this film too will not be even remotely as good.