After the long break due to the pandemic, the shooting of Elvis, a musical on the great Presley by Baz Luhrmann, has restarted, with painful defections and new entries.
The musical Elvis, music version with license plate Baz Luhrmann of the life of the great Elvis presley, is one of the most anticipated productions of this season. Filming is starting in Australia, after an obvious long pre-production hiatus due to the pandemic that came just as they were rolling off. The cast has changed in these hours. I’m coming Richard Roxburgh, excellent in red Mill, David Wenham e Dacre Montgomery, which are added to Tom Hanks, returned after catching Covid-19 during the first part of the Australian preparation, Austin Butler e Olivia DeJonge.
Roxburgh will be Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley and replaces Rufus Sewell, who had to leave the project due to commitments already made. Helen Thomson, instead, a popular theater actress, she replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal in the role of Gladys presley, Elvis’s mother.
“Elvis was surrounded by an extraordinary group of great personalities,” he said Luhrmann in a statement. “We are very fortunate to be able to bring together such a special ensemble cast to tell this story. It’s exciting to combine some of Australia’s best actors with promising new faces like Dacre Montgomery e Helen Thomson. As the world is today, we are grateful to have such a good creative group in front of and behind the camera ”.
Elvis tells the life and music of Elvis Presley played by Austin Butler, through the complicated relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). A partnership that lasted twenty years, those in which the singer has become a cultural icon in the American and world panorama. At the center also the love story with Priscilla (Olivia DeJonge). The screenplay was written by Craig Pearce together with the director, also producer of the film. Filming will take place in Queensland.