Who is in the cast of Elvis?
The biggest name attached to the film is Tom Hanks who will be playing Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ controversial manager. He was the first star attached to the project. Director Luhrmann opened up about his excitement for the star to take on such a demanding role.
Speaking to Cinema Blend, he said: “When it comes to Colonel Tom Parker, I really enjoy – one of my great joys in life is working with well-known actors who are very well known for certain strings on their instrument. But I thrill at the idea of being useful, just supportive, in allowing – every actor always has so much more to give than you ever see from them. They always have so many more strings on their instrument than they get to play.
He added: “So one of the great thrills in working with Tom, who is the Rolls Royce of actors, I mean, you know, that is a ride you want to be on. But to be around him and let him – he’ll be playing a new string on his instrument. And I think that’s a thrilling thing to see.”