Baz Luhrmann is searching for an actor to play Elvis, alongside Tom Hanks

music news 14/05/2019
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The visionary director behing 'Moulin Rouge!' is on the hunt for an actor to play the iconic Elvis Presley on his new film. 

Yet to be titled, the film will follow the life of the legendary singer, from his career beginnings to his worldwide success.

One of the main stories the film will follow is Presley's complicated relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker, who will be played by Tom Hanks.

Luhrmann is looking for an actor between the agres of 19-28 who can portray Elvis's shy vulnerability, masking his unshakeable faith in his own destiny. Casting is open to anyone, just by emailing photos to

The director shared pictures of his visit to Graceland while conducting research for the film to Twitter, seen below: