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Baz Luhrmann Moves Forward With Elvis Biopic, Casts His Priscilla Presley

Director Baz Luhrmann’s unnamed Elvis biopic has found a Priscilla Presley. It was announced over a weekend that 21-year-old Australian singer Olivia DeJonge has sealed on to play a King’s famous wife. 

DeJonge is best famous for her purpose in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2015 fear film The Visit and a Netflix array The Society. Elvis initial met Priscilla in a late 50’s when she was 14 years old, and famous as Priscilla Wagner. She changed in with him during his Graceland devalue in 1963 and a span were eventually married in 1967. The following year they have a daughter, Lisa Marie, and finished adult divorcing in 1973. 

Luhrmann co-wrote a book for a film, and Austin Butler has already been sealed to play Elvis. Tom Hanks is also concerned with a production, personification Elvis’s manager Col. Tom Parker. The film is essentially focused on Parker and Elvis’ relationship, and is set to strike theaters on Oct 1st, 2021. 

Deadline was a initial to news a casting of DeJonge, and in a discerning soundbite with a repository Luhrmann said “Olivia is able of manifesting a formidable abyss and participation that has done Priscilla Presley an idol in her possess right. She’s an intensely gifted immature actor and a ideal counterpoint to Austin’s Elvis.”

 

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