Elvis Presley won’t be easy to cast | Sunday Observer

Elvis Presley won’t be easy to cast

Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic is currently testing some big name actors to play the singer in the movie.

Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Whiplash star Miles Teller, all tested for the director last week, according to reports.

Producers for the Warner Bros. project are also looking at Harry Styles and Austin Butler, who has a role in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Reportedly, set to play Col. Tom Parker, the legendary manager who controlled Elvis’ life and career, is Tom Hanks.

The Elvis role is expected to be filled in the coming weeks.

The project was announced last year and follows a slew of rock biopics, including the hit Bohemian Rhapsody, about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, and the Elton John film Rocketman.

Luhrmann is also writing the movie, which will be split into two parts -- Elvis’ early success, then his life after age 35.

Presley died in 1977 at age 42.

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