Kevin MacDonald (“The Last King of Scotland,” “State of Play”) is set to direct the Elvis Presley biopic “Last Train to Memphis” at Fox 2000, Jagged Films and Shangri-La.
The story chronicles Presley’s early years and his transformation from a high school kid to an overnight sensation credited with changing the face of music.
John Fusco is adapting the script from Peter Guralnick’s 1995 biography.
One different element here is the casting. The website Young Elvis Casting has been launched which allows actors to submit audition tapes for the lead role. All tapes have to include the actor singing six to eight bars of any Presley song.