‘When things go wrong, don’t go with them‘ – Elvis Presley. Well, the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ was never short of making bones clatter with his outstanding songs. It has been 42 years since the king Elvis left the earth and here we stand with his biopic all lined up, Austin Robert Butler the lead and other stars all ready to roll on Way Down the memory lane.
Baz Luhrmann has taken up the sole responsibility to re-create this iconic movie which displays Presley’s iconic journey from being no one to everyone and also his complicated relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker for two decades. Surprisingly the manager being the legendary actor Tom Hanks.
How Easy Was Austin Butler’s Elvis Presley Selection?
Well, it was not an easy search. There is the question of portraying one of the most iconic figures ever to exist. This hunt for the portrayer of Elvis went through a lot of test and turns.
Finally, the King was found. Austin Butler was selected for this role, but lots of other people did their best to choose. Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and even Harry Styles did their bit, but nothing worked well for them.
Austin is not a big name to sweep out the audience till date, but this role will surely do him no wrong. Colonel Tom Parker, one of the pillars of Elvis Presley life, is to be portrayed by the iconic man himself Tom Hanks.
Not much of the debate was there about Tom Hanks selection as his iconic personality will do great justice to this movie.
Why Austin Butler?
Most of the Elvis Presley fans and movie fans would surely love to know why Austin for this iconic role. Most of our supporters here might not know, but Austin has been impressive recently. His Broadway debut was alongside Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh.
More surprisingly, he is one of the essential characters in Quentin Tarantino’s all-time popular Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Other casts of this movie are Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Leonardo Di Caprio.
We can say with surety that Austin has something special in him that has taken Baz by surprise. Hope Austin will do all the world of justice to Elvis’ biopic.
Who is the crew of this untitled biopic?
It’s a certainty about the main leads that are portrayed in this epic journey. Tom Hanks and Austin Butler will be doing the honors, but it’s essential to know other identified crew.
Baz Luhrmann will be directing this movie. However, this movie was written by Baz and Craig Pearce on the collaboration.
Other than this the movie will be produced by Baz himself and multiple oscar winner Catherine Martin. This duo has given Hollywood films like The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge.
The production and custom designers are Gail Berman, Patrick Mccormick, and Schuyler Weiss. Andrew Mittman will see duties of executive production.
Added to all this the shoot will begin in Queensland Australia next year and Warner Bros Pictures will take worldwide distribution duties.
Tweets After The Announcements
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