Exotica Tourism Summit
 

Rufus Sewell to play Elvis Presley's father in biopic

| | Los Angeles
  • 0

Rufus Sewell to play Elvis Presley's father in biopic

Friday, 14 February 2020 | PTI | Los Angeles

Rufus Sewell to play Elvis Presley's father in biopic

Actor Rufus Sewell will be essaying the role of Elvis Presley's father Vernon Presley in filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's much-anticipated musical drama on the life of the legendary singer.

Austin Butler is playing the king of rock and roll in the film, titled "Elvis", which also feature actor Tom Hanks as Presley's manger, Colonel Tom Parker.

The movie will follow the veteran manager and the young singer, who came from dirt-poor origins to become an icon who changed the course of music history, reported Variety.

Besides Sewell, the film also star Maggie Gyllenhaal as Presley's mother Gladys.

Luhrmann has co-written the Warner Bros project with Craig Pearce.

The film is the director's first project since 2013's Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer "The Great Gatsby".

Sewell most recently starred as Sid Luft opposite Renee Zellweger in "Judy" and with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in "The Father".

State Editions

Women survivors flay US President Trump

25 February 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

72 patients go under knife at Sewa Sadan Eye Hosp

25 February 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Mhow court awards capital punishment to rapist

25 February 2020 | PNS | Bhopal

in brief

25 February 2020 | PNS | Bhopal

‘Savdhan India awares people against crime’

25 February 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A new history of development will be created in tribal areas: Nath

25 February 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

India’s Quest for Energy Security

23 February 2020 | Dr Ashok Sharma | Agenda

Mughal prince with a heart

23 February 2020 | Pioneer | Agenda

Raghupati Raghav on the Banjo

23 February 2020 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Lord Shiva: Existence personified

23 February 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

When intelligence is artificial

23 February 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘I avoid doing intimate scenes’

23 February 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer