Elvis (2021 film)
|Directed by||Baz Luhrmann|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Chronicles the life and career of music legend Elvis Presley.
No further development on the film was announced until March 2019, when Tom Hanks was cast in the role of Colonel Tom Parker. Luhrmann was set as director, and also replaced Marcel as screenwriter with Craig Pearce and Sam Bromell. In July, the front runners for the role of Presley were Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Austin Butler, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Harry Styles, with Butler winning the role later that month. In October, Olivia DeJonge was cast to play Priscilla Presley. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rufus Sewell were cast as Gladys and Vernon Presley in February 2020, with Yola cast as Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Filming began in Australia in January 2020, but was halted on 12 March 2020, when Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
The film is scheduled for release on October 1, 2021.
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