Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”), Miles Teller (“Whiplash”), Austin Butler (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood “) and former One Direction singer Harry Styles (“Dunkirk”) are all said to be in contention for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s new film for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The currently untitled project will focus on Presley’s relationship with his famed manager Colonel Tom Parker with Tom Hanks in negotiations to play him in the film.
Parker discovered Presley when he was an unknown and became his lone representation. He was responsible for various milestones, including Presley’s record deal with RCA and his successful acting career.
Luhrmann wrote the script with Craig Pearce and reportedly tested the actors last weekend with a decision expected to be handed out by next week. Filming aims to kick off before the end of the year.