Tom Hanks doesn't play the bad guy in movies, and the wife of "Colonel Tom" Parker hopes it stays that way in the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic. Since there is still no actor attached to play the King, filming will not start until next year, the Toy Story 4 star said. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. Parker was responsible for various milestones, including Presley’s record deal with RCA and his successful acting career. Parker discovered Presley … He was there doing some pre-production on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley film in which Hanks plays the singer's manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Butler is repped by WME and Anonymous Content. After portraying everyone from Mister Rogers to to Ben Bradlee to Captain Phillips to Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, the veteran actor is looking to upgrade to colonel. The real Colonel Parker was a Dutch-born music manager who revived his floundering career when he discovered a young Presley in the mid-1950s. ‘Martin Eden’ Is Vividly Rendered Take On Jack London’s Novel, Charlie McDowell To Direct Daniel Clowes’ Graphic Novel ‘Patience’ For Focus Features, New Line Acquires Katie Wech Untitled Spec: Think ‘Sausage Party’ Meets ‘Toy Story’ With R-Rating, How Sacha Baron Cohen’s Plan To Use ‘Borat’ Sequel To Combat Facebook & Twitter Holocaust Denier Policies Evolved With Abrupt About Face & Surprise Lawsuit, Liam Neeson ‘Honest Thief’ Leads B.O. He also opened up about the research going into his performance. “Throughout the casting process, it was an honor for me to encounter such a vast array of talent. All Rights reserved. But it’s all part of a plan to get filming back up and running so those jobs can continue, Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk told parliament when it asked her about special treatment. The issue of who will portray Presley remains a question mark. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Asteroid Could Hit U.S. Day Before Election!!! If you're driving a car, you don't go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians.

Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. He also penned the script with Craig Pearce. Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Latter role will be played by Tom Hanks and Warner Bros will distribute worldwide. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Luhrmann will direct the movie. Lurhmann is producing the feature with wife Catherine Martin.

She says she'd like to talk to Tom about the relationship between the famed singer and manager, because she feels many have the wrong perception -- that Elvis was the hero and the Colonel was the villain. Tracking Presley’s rise and the peak of his success, the film will majorly deal with his relationship with Parker. Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress/singer Rita Wilson, were, "There's really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands," he was quoted as saying.

Latter role will be played by Tom Hanks and Warner Bros will distribute worldwide. (That is, in addition to the big bag of plasma he already donated.). The King has been tackled on screen numerous times, including choices obvious (Kurt Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers), off-the-wall (Val Kilmer, Michael Shannon), and uncanny (Michael St. Gerard, four times!).

The director has begun meeting with talent for the part. The film will mark Luhrmann’s first feature since 2013’s The Great Gatsby, and he has been working on the project with his wife and co-producer, Catherine Martin, since that time. "It's very basic," he said during the press release for the film he wrote as well as stars in." Read Next: Liam Neeson Thriller ‘Honest Thief’ Leads Cratering U.S. Luhrmann will direct … (CNN)One of the world's most famous Covid-19 survivors has reportedly made his feelings known about those who don't wear masks. Hanks, if a deal is made, will play Col. Tom Parker, the legendary manager who controlled every aspect of Elvis' life. © 2020 Condé Nast. He also notoriously didn't allow Elvis to perform overseas, where he could have made a fortune ... allegedly because the Colonel wasn't in the U.S. legally and was fearful he would be deported if he traveled with Elvis.

If you aren't familiar ... Parker was criticized for being very controlling of Presley's life -- both professionally and personally -- and was accused of ripping him off by taking way more than his deserved cut. What would really smooth things over is if Baz Luhrmann reprised his narrative role in the sequel to “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen),” called “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Mask)” on behalf of the production, but well, he’s understandably busy bringing Elvis back to life. We want to hear from you! donate their plasma in the hopes of helping others. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks leave hospital. Luhrmann hopes to get the pic into production sometime this year. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC.

She even breaks down some aspects of the duo's business dealings as proof, but the gist of it is ... she has faith in Hanks' integrity and believes he'll do her husband right. Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss a story. “I knew I couldn’t make this film if the casting wasn’t absolutely right, and we searched thoroughly for an actor with the ability to evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist,” Luhrmann said in a statement to Deadline. Pastor Says God Told Her He'd Win Election, COVID, Trump, Economy, Racism, Add This to 2020. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. This was a hotly contested role.