Baz Luhrmann Finds His Elvis Presley In Austin Butler!


Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic on Elvis Presley has discovered its King. Sure, you heard it completely proper. After loads of hypothesis and aggressive casting contest, Baz Luhrmann lastly confirmed that 27-year-old rising star Austin Butler will play the lead position within the upcoming biopic.

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Austin Butler, who final yr made his Broadway debut within the revival of The Iceman Cometh starring Denzel Washington, has stepped into The King’s blue suede sneakers for the upcoming movie. He’s greatest identified for roles in teen-oriented sequence like “The Carrie Diaries” and “The Shannara Chronicles.” Austin additionally has a job in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “As soon as Upon a Time.. in Hollywood” which is ready within the period of 1960s in Los Angeles and in addition stars mega actors particularly Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.

Austin posted the information to Instagram feeling elated and wrote the caption from Presley’s hit ‘Love Me Tender’: “You’ve made my life full, and I really like you so.”

Baz Luhrmann, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker who has earlier contributed to the trade with huge hits comparable to ‘The Nice Gatsby’ and ‘Moulin Rouge!’, expressed in his assertion,

“I knew I couldn’t make this movie if the casting wasn’t completely proper, and we searched totally for an actor with the power to evoke the singular pure motion and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but additionally the inside vulnerability of the artist. Via a journey of in depth display testing and music and efficiency workshops, I knew unequivocally that I had discovered somebody who might embody the spirit of one of many world’s most iconic musical figures.”

In line with Baz Luhrmann’s assertion given to Selection, “I had heard about Austin Butler from his stand-out position reverse Denzel Washington in ‘The Iceman Cometh’ on Broadway.”

Picture: Elvis Presley and Colonel Tom Parker

The film will discover Elvis Presley’s life via the lens of his difficult, 20-year relationship along with his supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker who managed each facet of Elvis’ life. It was beforehand introduced that Tom Hanks would play the hip-shaking rock icon’s notoriously controlling supervisor. The film will deal with this difficult relationship and can be break up into two components, the place the primary half can be utterly centered on Presley’s early success after which his life after 35.

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The screenplay is written collectively by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, with whom he additionally collaborated on 2013’s “The Nice Gatsby”. Luhrmann can also be co-producing alongside the Oscar-winner Catherine Martin. Manufacturing is to start early subsequent yr, with filming on location in Queensland, Australia.

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