After a shortlist of actors were reported to be up for the role of Elvis Presley, director Baz Luhrmann has made a decision. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that 27-year-old Austin Butler has been cast as the legendary music icon. Tom Hanks will be playing Elvis's manager. With Luhrmann leading the ship, we can safely assume it'll be a visual treat at the very least.
What do you all think of this casting? Butler can next be seen in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, another period piece about a bygone era of pop culture. So we know he's probably got an appreciation for the classics. And do you want more music biopics in general? Let us know!