Baz Luhrmann is making a biopic about Elvis Presley
Baz Luhrmann has decided to create a biopic about musical legend Elvis Presley. Luhrmann is known for his stylised work on Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatbsy.
Five actors battled it out to get the top spot of playing Presley, with big names such as Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller, Austin Butler and musician slash actor Harry Styles fighting for the part.
However, it has recently been announced that the man who will play the King of Rock is Austin Butler. Butler announced the news on his Instagram.
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Tom Hanks is already on board the project as Col. Tom Parker, who is the legendary manager who controlled every aspect of Presley’s life.
The film is described as focusing on the late entertainer’s rise and fall, with a major aspect of the film focusing on his relationship with Parker.
As a manager, Parker helped build Presley’s career from nothing, but was also said to be extremely controlling. It was also said by Deadline that he took half of Presley’s earnings home for himself.
Luhrmann has been developing this project with his wife Catherine Martin since finishing on The Great Gatsby in 2013. The pair are set to co-produce the biopic.