Elvis movie cast: who stars in the new Elvis biopic? All actors confirmed | Movies | Entertainment
Elvis Presley is a name known for being the swinging hip baritone singer who caused a frenzy among fans during his lifetime. There have been many biopics made about his life, whether it be a miniseries or a movie. A new biopic is coming out from Australian director Baz Luhrmann, but who stars in the film?
Who’s in Elvis’ cast?
The star of Elvis’ new biopic, who plays The King himself, is Austin Butler, a 28-year-old actor born and raised in California.
The artist was spotted as a child, having been spotted at the Orange County Fair when he was 13.
From there, he continued his career on the small screen in television shows for children and teens such as Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, iCarly, Hannah Montana, and Zoey 101.
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On the big screen, Austin has been seen in big movies, like Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, where he played real criminal Tex Watson.
On top of that, he appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die alongside Oscar nominees Bill Murray and Adam Driver.
Baz opened up about casting Austin in 2019, saying, “I had heard about Austin Butler through his remarkable role opposite Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway, and through a journey of screen testing. In-depth, music and performance workshops, I knew unequivocally that I had found someone who could embody the spirit of one of the world’s most iconic musical figures.
Much of the biopic includes Elvis’ relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, as the actor’s choice for the role made clear.
Oscar winner Tom Hanks was hired for it, which means the role is likely to be significant due to the actor’s power.
On top of that, Elvis’ wife Priscilla will also star in the film, played by Olivia DeJonge.
Priscilla met Elvis in Germany while he was stationed there as part of his military service, and Priscilla was only 14 years old.
She ended up moving with him to his home in Graceland and became his only wife and the mother of his only child, Lisa Marie Presley.
They divorced just a few years before Elvis died, although it is not clear whether this story will cover much of the King’s life.
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Since the project was announced, there have been some significant changes in the cast, as originally Hollywood stars Rufus Sewell and Maggie Gyllenhaal were cast to play Elvis’ parents Vernon and Gladys Presley.
However, Australian stars have taken their place on the whole, with Helen Thomson and Richard Roxburgh playing the Presley parents.
In addition to them, singer Yola plays singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, while Kelvin Harrison Jr plays BB King and Luke Bracey plays Jerry Schilling, a member of the Memphis Mafia, in the new film.
Dacre Montgomery plays Steve Binder, an American producer and director, while David Wenham plays country music artist Hank Snow.
The film is currently slated for release in November 2021, and as it airs through Warner Bros., it could air on HBO Max, the US streaming service.