Kelvin Harrison Jr. has landed the position of B.B. King in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming new Elvis film.
Hanks is enjoying Presley’s supervisor Colonel Tom Parker, whereas Austin Butler has been tapped to star as King of Rock and Roll. The late musician’s spouse Priscilla Presley might be depicted by Olivia DeJonge.
Harrison Jr., who most lately starred in The Photograph, The High Note, and Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, will tackle the position of blues legend B.B. King – aka The King of the Blues (per Deadline).
The movie will delve into Presley’s relationship with Parker spanning over 20 years, from the rock and roll icon’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, in opposition to the backdrop of the evolving cultural panorama and lack of innocence in America.
Austin Butler stars as Elvis within the untitled Elvis Presley movie. CREDIT: Theo Wargo/Getty Pictures
Written by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, these on producing duties embody Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss. Andrew Mittman is government producing the movie.
Talking on The Adam Buxton Podcast, McCartney was quizzed on who he thought the good particular person he ever met was. “My spouse, I hope she’s going to hearken to this,” he mentioned. “She could be very cool!”
In a brand new interview, Hanks says that “a sea change was due” concerning a shift from conventional cinema releases to some streaming-first choices, which have grow to be extra outstanding on account of cinema closures throughout 2020.