Elvis’s Mother Has Been Cast in the Baz Luhrmann Movie

I love casting news. I feel like every time I see a cast come together, I can visualize a movie or television show come together.

Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, and Rufus Sewell are all starring in the Baz Luhrmann directed movie. It marks Luhrmann’s return to directing since his 2013 movie, The Great Gatsby.

Maggie Gyllenhaal has signed on to play the Elvis’s mother.

As many know, Elvis was very close to his mother. Gladys Presley died in 1958, not long before Elvis was due to head to Germany for the war. Elvis was 22.

Luhrmann wrote the script for Elvis with Craig Pearce and Sam Bromell. 

The movie revolves around the veteran manager, Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis, who went from dirt-poor origins to become an icon. Parker and Elvis’s relationship was complex and spanned over 20 years.

What are your expectations for the Elvis biopic? Are you looking forward to it?

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