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Baz Luhrmann Has Chosen Austin Butler as Elvis Presley — But Can He Sing Like the King of Rock and Roll?


Director Baz Luhrmann has officially checked in the Heartbreak Hotel, casting actor Austin Butler as the famous Elvis Presley in his untitled drama surrounding Elvis’s rise to fame. 

The movie follows the relationship between Elvis and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who’s played by the one and only Tom Hanks. What a casting win! 

It was reported that late-Elvis’s doppelgänger choices included musician Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort, and Miles Teller, but after a variety of screen tests, Austin, 27, was just the man for the part. In all actuality, Austin definitely resembles the king of Rock and Roll with his edgy, teenage-dream look. 

In the end, Baz was on the hunt for the perfect person and couldn’t go forward with the movie until he got his Elvis.