Date: 28th October 2019
Baz Luhrmann has cast Olivia DeJonge, who starred in the Netflix series The Society and M. Night Shyamalan's horror movie The Visit, as Priscilla Presley in the Elvis Presley biopic which will shoot in Queensland early next year.
While we already knew that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's Austin Butler had been chosen to take on the role of a lifetime as the "King of Rock and Roll", we were waiting to see who would join the 27-year-old star as Presley's longtime love, Priscilla.
In addition to Butler's Elvis and DeJonge's Priscilla, Tom Hanks is set to play Elvis's talent manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The as-yet-untitled film will focus on the relationship between a young Elvis rising to fame under the thumb of his controlling, yet successful, manager Parker.
Elvis met 14-year-old Priscilla Wagner at a party in the late '50s, during his time in the U.S. Army. She later moved into the star's Graceland compound in 1963 before the couple married in 1967. They had a daughter, Lisa Marie, the following year, and eventually divorced in 1973.
Source: Press Release