As soon as we got to know that a biopic is being made on Elvis Presley, we were excited to see who will play the role of the legendary singer in the movie and now we have some young names.
List of young contenders for the role of Elvis Presley
Baz Luhrmann who’s directing the movie has filmed a group of young actors last weekend. The list of young contenders includes Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller. According to sources, Austin Butler and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have also been tested for the role. It’s being said that by next week, the decision on the lead role will be out.
Hard to say who will grab the role…
Harry Styles is a well-known name who has stolen our hearts right from when he was one of the singers in the famous boy band- One Direction. He doesn’t have much of an acting career except for his war movie Dunkirk. The next name in the list is Ansel Elgort who made us cry our hearts out with his remarkable role of a cancer patient in The Fault In Our Stars. He has also acted in Baby Driver for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical and Comedy.
Miles Teller has acted in movies like The Spectacular Now, Whiplash, Divergent series, Fantastic Four, etc. He’ll be seen in 2020 movie Top Gun: Maverick. Butler is seen in TV series The Shannara Chronicles and Jim Jarmusch’s recent movie The Dead Don’t Die and is about to be seen in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Aaron has acted in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Kick-Ass.
About the movie…
The movie script is written by Luhrmann along with Craig Pearce. The Warner Bros movie will be about the rise of Elvis Presley to an iconic singer and his relationship with his veteran manager Tom Parker who was known to have controlled each and every action of Presley. Tom Hanks has already been signed for the role of Parker.
Going by the names, it’s really hard to guess who’ll get the golden opportunity to be Elvis Presley in the movie, a singer who’s still alive in many of our hearts.