Austin Butler Is Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's King of Rock & Roll Biopic

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Austin Butler Is Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's King of Rock & Roll Biopic
Baz Luhrmann has chosen Austin Butler to star in his upcoming Elvis biopic. The untitled project has already had its eyes on Tom Hanks to play manager Colonel Tom Parker, but it is unclear if Hanks has officially signed on to the movie or not. Butler reportedly went through many screen tests before getting the part of the King of Rock N' Roll. Luhrmann is directing the biopic from a script he co-wrote with Craig Pearce.

It was previously reported Harry Styles and Ansel Elgort were the frontrunners for the Elvis biopic. While Baz Luhrmann was impressed with everyone who tested to play Elvis on the big screen, it was Austin Butler who checked all the right boxes for the director. Luhrmann released a statement and had this to say about casting Austin Robert Butler.

"I knew I couldn't make this film if the casting wasn't absolutely right, and we
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