Rocketwho? Bohemian Rhapshim? When you have Baz Luhrmann and the ultimate Oscar bait, a historical biopic, you could probably call up any actor in the world to at least put himself on tape. And that’s exactly what The Great Gatsby’s director seems to be doing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Styles, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and The Dead Don’t Die actor Austin Butler have all reportedly tested for the role of Elvis in Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic of the late, great crooner.
As if playing Presley wasn’t enough of a draw, Tom Hanks is reportedly also attached to portray the singer’s manager Colonel Tom Parker, who plucked Elvis from obscurity and made him a star, all the while keeping tight control over the singer’s career. So the question really is: Who’s ready, willing, and able to swivel those hips so believably Tom Hanks passes out facedown on a collapsible crafty table?