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Baz Luhrmann Reveals Why Harry Styles Was Not Cast As Elvis In Biopic

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Baz Luhrmann Reveals Why Harry Styles Was Not Cast As Elvis In Biopic

Harry Styles was a serious contender to land the lead role in this year’s Elvis biopic, directed by Baz Luhrmann. 

As an alternative, Luhrmann cast Austin Butler, revealing on radio podcast Fitzy & Wippa why he chose Butler about Types.

“Harry is a really gifted actor. I would operate on anything with him [but] the true challenge with Harry is, he’s Harry Types,” Luhrmann mentioned.

“He’s currently an icon. Harry and I arrived to a place, truly I indicate, he was just desperate to put the fit on and investigate. He’s this kind of a wonderful spirit and I have nothing but terrific items to say about Harry Designs.

“The thing about Austin was that he will notify you himself, I did not decide him: It is as if he was drawn, like the job drew him in, due to the fact he was almost born to perform it.

“You know, we can discuss about it now, he like loses his mom at the exact age that Elvis did. He sends a video clip to me with this point and… He just transpired like two many years non-halt residing and respiratory as Elvis. He’s now heading via a kind of, it’s like, deprogramming factor because he’s been a extended time considering that he’s recognised who he was.”

Styles’ acting career is however established to explode later this 12 months, with roles in movies like Never Get worried Darling and My Policeman.

The biopic stars Austin Butler and Oscar-successful Tom Hanks and will check out the existence and songs of Elvis Presley (played by Butler) found as a result of the lens of his enigmatic supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker (performed by Hanks).

The tale sees the romantic relationship evolve and span 20 yrs, from Presley’s increase to fame to his unparalleled stardom.

The film is set to be launched in Australian cinemas on the 23rd of June. 

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