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Austin Butler to play ‘Elvis Presley’ in Warner Bros. Biopic [2021]

Just coming off of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood‘ young and upcoming actor Austin Butler lands what could be one career changing gig!

Austin Butler is playing the King of Rock in the drama, which Warner Bros. describes as having a story that will "delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America."

Luhrmann co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce while also focusing on the relationship between the veteran manager and the young singer, who was born in 1935 to a poor family in the small town of Tupelo, Miss. Presley broke out in 1956 with “Heartbreak Hotel.”

Tom Hanks is said to be playing Presley’s manager, Col. Tom Parker.

The untitled Elvis Presley biopic from director Baz Luhrmann will open Oct. 1, 2021, the studio said on Friday.

Warner Bros. has also pushed Legendary's big budget Dune adaptation back one month to Dec. 18, 2020. The film, from director Denis Villeneuve, hits on a packed date that also includes Steven Spielberg and Fox's West Side Story, Sony and Tom Holland's video game adaptation Uncharted and Paramount's Coming to America sequel, which stars Eddie Murphy.

We will keep you CritiX posted as more develops!


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