Baz Luhrmann found his Elvis. Austin Butler will play the king of rock and roll in Luhrmann's next untitled film about the troubled relationship between Elvis Presley and his director, Colonel Tom Parker. Tom Hanks is ready to play Parker. Several young actors competed for Elvis, but Butler, who was relatively unknown, finally won.
Deadline announces that Austin Butler has landed the role of Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic. The film will be "seen through the prism of its intricate relationship over two decades with the director, Colonel Tom Parker" and "trace the elevation of Presley to a level of celebrity and celebrity matched only by the Beatles, facing a changing cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America. "
In addition to Butler, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and Harry Styles would all have been tested for the role. Earning Luhrmann Butler was seen earlier this year in The Dead Don's Die and plays a role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood .Therefore his star is clearly at  "I knew I could not do this film if the cast was not quite right, and we looked for an actor who could evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this star. not equal, but also its vulnerability interior of the artist, "said Luhrmann. "Throughout the casting process, it was an honor for me to meet such a wide range of talent. I had heard about Austin Butler thanks to his eminent role vis-à-vis Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway, and over the course of many screen essays, workshops, and music and performances, I knew unequivocally that I had found someone. which could embody the spirit of one of the most emblematic musical figures of the world.
The biographies of musicians continue to be talked about. Last year Bohemian Rhapsody was successful in the awards season, even though most critics thought it was awful. The fantastic musical comedy centered on Elton John this year Rocketman got a little better from the critics. Elvis's biopics have already been abundant, but Luhrmann's approach, which seems to be aimed at both Elvis and his director, Tom Parker, seems quite unique in distinguishing it from the usual biopic scum. Luhrmann co-wrote the script of the film with Craig Pearce his writer in Rogue Mill and The Great Gatsby. Shooting should begin early next year.
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