Any of These Actors Could Be Elvis

Ansel Elgort. Photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9448871cd)

Any one of these actors could soon be slipping into a pair of blue suede shoes.

The casting process of the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic is underway, with five Stirling actors all testing for the lead.

Moulin Rouge director, Baz Luhrmann, has been involved with the project since 2013, having written the script with Craig Pearce, planning to produce with his wife Catherine Martin, and also helming the film.

Luhrmann is considering five leading men for the role of the King of Rock ‘n Roll who is the best-selling solo artist in history. Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Miles Teller (Whiplash), Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Harry Styles (Dunkirk) have all screen-tested for the part with the final decision set to be announced in a few weeks’ time.

Whoever does enter the Heartbreak Hotel will do so alongside two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks who will play Elvis’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Those five will all be hoping for a good luck charm.