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Harry Styles have high chances to portray Elvis Presley in upcoming biopic
Harry Styles have high chances to play the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann biopic. The singer turned actor has competition for the role

Harry Styles rumored to play the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann biopic.

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Musician/actor Harry Styles performs at the 2018 MusiCares Person Of The Year gala at Radio City Music Hall in New York on January 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS/Getty Images)

Baz Luhrmann is working on his Elvis Presley biopic. Five young actors have tested for the part to play the King of Rock and Roll.

As per reports. Harry Styles has high chances to play Elvis Presley in the upcoming biopic. Oscar-winning director Baz Luhrmann is all set to steer the big-budget project. He has narrowed his lead actor selection down to five-star players only.

Harry Styles to take role of Elvis Presley

UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1970: Photo of Elvis Presley Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

According to The Hollywood Report, former One Direction singer Harry took part in a screen test for Luhrmann’s project last week.  Harry Styles is a serious contender to take on the desired role.

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The boy has got some serious competition!

However, the singer has some real competition from Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Austin Butler. These actors have also screen tested and are still in the running. The lead role is reportedly due to be filled in the coming weeks.

Harry Styles to feature in biopic

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 22: Harry Styles performs onstage during the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 22, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)

Harry’s competitors and contestants, Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars and Baby Driver star who is also about to start shooting Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who appeared in Kick-Ass and Avengers: Age of Ultron; Miles Teller, the Whiplash actor who will be in the Top Gun: Maverick. Austin Butler, who is about to be seen in a breakout turn in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood after playing in the cast of Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die.

Elvis Presley biopic

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Moreover, screen icon Tom Hanks has already signed up to portray Col. Tom Parker, Elvis’ longtime manager who controlled every aspect of the rock n’ roll singer’s life. Elvis died in 1977 at the age of 42 following an alleged heart attack. The biopic is likely to focus on his rise to stardom alongside his close relationship with manager Parker.

Back in May, Luhrmann tweeted about finding an actor to play the iconic singer. He captioned the photo, “Still searching for Elvis…”

Harry Styles to play Elvis Presley

UNITED STATES – JULY 20: NASSAU COLISEUM Photo of Elvis Presley, performing live onstage (Photo by Steve Morley/Redferns)

If Harry, 25, gets the role, it will be his second major entry in Hollywood. Previously, he featured in Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk back in 2016.


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