Netflix, on the 42nd anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, announced that it has ordered the adult animated action comedy series "Agent King" from Priscilla Presley and John Eddie. Authentic Brands Group, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Television are also partners on the show. In the forthcoming series, "Elvis Presley trades in his white jumpsuit […]
Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its king of rock 'n' roll. After numerous screen tests, Austin Butler has been tapped to play Elvis Presley in Luhrmann's next feature film for Warner Bros. The studio tested with a handful of actors in full hair and make-up at the end of June to see who […]
One Direction star Harry Styles is potentially in line to play The King himself in a new biopic of Elvis Presley from Australian director Baz Luhrmann.
The Catastrophe star said he dyed his hair black for the part, but his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today, on Aug. 16, 1977, at only 42 years old. While fans of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, and others can argue over the merits, in the popular imagination, Elvis in the 1950s was The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll — and inarguably had an unparalleled effect on popular culture. Sixty-plus years after his first hit records, his catalog remains a touchstone to budding rockers, and his movies still show aspiring big-screen heartthrobs what cool looks like.Not surprisingly, Elvis effortlessly segued from larger-than-life persona during his lifetime to character in popular culture after he was gone. From Andy Kaufman and Kurt Russell in the 1970s to Don Johnson in the ’80s to a young Bruno Mars in the ’90s to Jack White in the ’00s to Michael Shannon and Drake Milligan in just the past two years, portrayals of Elvis at the movies and on TV are a constant, with portrayals presenting him as everything from aspiring musician to musical superstar to White House VIP even to fighter of the undead.Click through the photos above to remember the King and see who took on the roles that have helped keep his memory alive for all these years. Another aspect of his legacy is as current as the movies opening this weekend: Elvis’s granddaughter, Riley Keough, stars in Steven Soderbergh‘s Logan Lucky, arriving at theaters Friday.
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Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to play the producer of rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis, it’s been revealed. According to Variety, Paramount has secured the rights to the biography ‘Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll’, which they plan to bring to the big screen. Significantly though, DiCaprio is reported to be attached to both produce and star in the movie.
After 38 years and innumerable professional and amateur stage performances all around the world, it’s still very hard to envisage anyone other than Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta playing the tuneful 1950s lovebirds Sandy and Danny.