Elvis Presley biopic eyes Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort, more for lead role
There are some huge names up for the part.July 2, 2019
A biopic about Elvis Presley is set to be made soon, and some big names are apparently in the running to play the king of rock ‘n roll himself.
According to Hollywood Reporter, we should get more information about who is picked for the lead role in coming weeks.
Needless to say, due to the popularity of some of the names on the list, many people on Twitter had a lot to say about the casting options.
if ansel elgort plays elvis presley in the biopic my womb will explode
— soph (@sophieellen__) July 2, 2019
Idc about elvis but the people who auditioned…
— / (@onmonogatari) July 2, 2019
To play Elvis, I think you should have knowledge of the music industry as well as charisma and the ability to pull of the “moves” that were labeled so risque back then. While I’m not surprised they aren’t considering @adamlambert , they really should.
— NR Allen (@NikkiRAEarly) July 2, 2019
i hope whoever is doing the casting for this elvis movie is paying close fucking attention to social media bc miles teller’s name is literally trending for this
— ? (@_modelhana_) July 2, 2019
listen I’m not proud of how much I want a Miles Teller Elvis and yet here I am saying please pleeaaseee gimme https://t.co/atBwafXQr1
— Rebecca Bulnes (@AlmondMilkHotel) July 2, 2019
listen to me right now. miles teller for the elvis biopic. harry styles for the mick jagger biopic. https://t.co/0dnGXNOZkl
— ??????? ????? (@SoloShawnee) July 2, 2019
obviously I’m bias towards Harry, but Miles Teller as Elvis ? https://t.co/63LXXo90rl
— peace ◟̽◞̽ (@irlpeace) July 2, 2019
Details about the film are sparse. We know Tom Hanks will be playing Elvis’s manager Col. Tom Parker. The film will take place on the entertainer’s rise and fall, with a major aspect being his relationship to Hanks’ character.
The film was written by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, and is not based on any pre-existing material. Luhrmann is also set to direct the film was well.
Speaking of Elvis, earlier this year, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes and more gave a tribute to the king on NBC.
Elvis All-Star Tribute show featured many musicians to honor Elvis Presley by, partially, recreating his 1968 television comeback special.
Post Malone had a few performances during the special. First, he did a duet with Keith Urban of “Baby What You Want Me To Do.” He even played the guitar in a full yellow suit. Check it out below.
Later, he performed with Mac Davis, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton for a medley of “That’s All Right,” “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”
Malone also closed out the show with “If I Can Dream” with Shawn Mendes, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton. You can check out a video of that below.
Other artists that performed include Ed Sheeran, John Fogerty, Kelsea Ballerini, Jennifer Lopez, Alessia Cara, John Legend, Adam Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Pistol Annies and Josh Groban. You can check out the entire tribute here.
Who do you want to play Elvis in the upcoming biopic? Sound off in the comments down below!
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