On the red carpet event for “Once Upon a time in Hollywood..” Austin Butler was asked about his experience playing the role of Elvis Presley. Austin Butler describes the screening process to be “the most intense thing he ever had to do.” The actual shooting of the movie began after a series of intense exploration and character discussions.
Presly, the megastar in the Hollywood Music industry was considered to be the king of rock n roll. Elvis, directed by Baz Luhrmann is set to hit the big screens in June. With stars like Austin Butler and Tom Hanks headlining the movie, fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the movie. Elvis Presley had a complicated life and an even more complicated relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker.
Austin Butler Say About Biopic
“It was the biggest wake-up call in my life.” Austin Butler was up against more Hollywood young stars to portray the role of Presly in the biopic. Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver, and The Fault in our stars fame actor along with Harry Styles, the sensational pop star were also considered to be Elvis for the movie. The actor also spoke about the experience of the screen test and auditions for the role. He stated, “it was months of singing and moving and speaking for hours and hours about character. The first time we sat we talked for three hours and just on very well. Yeah, it was a series of extensive exploration.”
Who is Austin Butler?
An American by birth, Austin Butler, 30, has been known to play roles like James “Wilke” Wilkerson in the television series Switched at Birth, Jordan Gallagher on Ruby & the Rockits, Sebastian Kydd in The Carrie Diaries, Tex Watson in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Wil Ohmsford in The Shannara Chronicles. The 30-year-old actor made headlines as he dated High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens until they broke up in 2020.
About the Movie
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is a movie about the star’s life and music. People fondly remember the kind of work he did and the impact he had on the music industry. The story is filled with troubles and issues as the music sensation suffered drug abuse. He died when he was 42 because of a heart attack.
Trailer for Elvis Presley Biopic
The trailer is enticing and will lure movie watchers of all genres to the cinemas. From the sexualization of his moves as he sang to the complicated relationships he shared with people, the biopic is set to cover all aspects.
The movie production had to be halted when Tom Hanks contracted COVID-19 while the shoot was going on. The pandemic acted as a hurdle during the shoot. After a bumpy ride, the movie is finally ready to hit the big screens in late June.
In the past, actors like Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kurt Russell, Harvey Keitel, Michael Shannon, Val Kilmer, Tyler Hilton, Jack White have embodied his persona on screen. We are yet to see how good of a job Austin Butler does. The facial resemblance between the two is uncanny.
Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Olivia DeJonge, Luke Bracey, and Xavier Samuel are among the other Hollywood actors to star in this long-awaited biopic.
Elvis Presley’s Dad About Singer’s Paychecks
Vernon Presley, father of singing star Elvis revealed some facts and habits about his son. He said in Good Housekeeping, “Elvis hardly ever watched the movies he made because he didn’t like most of them. He’d been given $1 million a picture, plus 50 percent of the net, so he’d been well paid for his work. But he had never had script approval or control over the songs in his pictures, or over anything else.” According to sources, Rufus Sewell will play the role of Elvis’ father in the biopic. The much anticipated musical biopic will hit the theaters on June 23.