Elvis has entered the building – in line with reports from Point, the future Elvis Presley biopic from Baz Luhrmann has found its star. Austin Butler beat out quite a field of candidates to be playing the music legend. He’ll star aboard Thomas J. Hanks, UN agency has already been forged as commissioned military officer Tom Parker, Presley’s manager for over twenty years.
The announcement comes once a status casting search that thought-about actors Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, and Harry vogue for the role. whereas most of Butler’s work has consisted of shows on teen-focused networks just like the CW and record player, he created his Great White Way debut last year within the Iceman Cometh to crucial acclaim. The 27-year-old actor additionally has tiny roles within the Dead Don’t Die and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. “I had detected Austin Butler from his stand-out role opposite Denzel Washington within the Iceman Cometh on Great White Way,” Luhrmann told point, during a statement.
“Through a journey of in depth screen testing, music and performance workshops, I knew without a doubt that I had found somebody that may embody the spirit of 1 of the world’s most pictured musical figures.” This biopic can specialize in the singer’s meteoric rise and also the beginnings of his career all the means through the long-running relationship he had with Parker. Since the film has its Elvis, shooting is to start out in Australia with Luhrmann directive.