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Rufus Sewell signs with Elvis Presley’s father alongside Austin Butler as Elvis

Director Baz Luhrmann continues to round the cast of his upcoming musical Elvis Presley biopic with Rufus Sewell on board.

The 52-year-old actor signed with Vernon Presley, the father of the King of Rock and Roll, who according to Austin Butler would be played according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tom Hanks is going to play Colonel Parker, Maggie Gyllenhaal is also connected to play Elvis’s mother, Gladys Presley, in the Warner Bros. biopic.

New role: director Baz Luhrmann continues to round the cast of his upcoming Elvis Presley musical biopic with Rufus Sewell on board

New role: director Baz Luhrmann continues to round the cast of his upcoming Elvis Presley musical biopic with Rufus Sewell on board

New Elvis: The 52-year-old actor signed with Vernon Presley, the father of the King of Rock and Roll, who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, would be played by Austin Butler

New Elvis: The 52-year-old actor signed with Vernon Presley, the father of the King of Rock and Roll, who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, would be played by Austin Butler

New Elvis: The 52-year-old actor signed with Vernon Presley, the father of the King of Rock and Roll, who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, would be played by Austin Butler

Colonel: Tom Hanks is going to play Colonel Parker, Maggie Gyllenhaal is also connected to play Elvis' mother, Gladys Presley, in the Warner Bros biopic

Colonel: Tom Hanks is going to play Colonel Parker, Maggie Gyllenhaal is also connected to play Elvis' mother, Gladys Presley, in the Warner Bros biopic

Colonel: Tom Hanks is going to play Colonel Parker, Maggie Gyllenhaal is also connected to play Elvis’s mother, Gladys Presley, in the Warner Bros biopic

The musical will focus on the rise of Elvis Presley and the relationship of the singer with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

A press release from Warner Bros. from October the film revealed ‘will delve into their complex dynamics of more than 20 years’.

The biopic will map: “Presley has become famous for its unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America.”

Biopic: The musical will focus on the rise of Elvis Presley and the relationship of the singer with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker

Biopic: The musical will focus on the rise of Elvis Presley and the relationship of the singer with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker

Biopic: The musical will focus on the rise of Elvis Presley and the relationship of the singer with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker

Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, The Society) also plays the lead role in the currently untitled biopic as Priscilla Presley, the King’s wife from 1967 to 1973.

The production started at the end of January in Queensland, Australia, with Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby) directing from a script he wrote together with Sam Bromell (The Get Down), Kelly Marcel (Venom) and Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge!).

Warner bros. has set a release date for October 1, 2021 for the musical biopic.

The King: Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, The Society) also plays the lead role in the currently untitled biopic as Priscilla Presley, the King's wife from 1967 to 1973.

The King: Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, The Society) also plays the lead role in the currently untitled biopic as Priscilla Presley, the King's wife from 1967 to 1973.

The King: Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, The Society) also plays the lead role in the currently untitled biopic as Priscilla Presley, the King’s wife from 1967 to 1973.

Sewell was most recently on the big screen in another entertainment-themed biopsy, Judy, who played Judy Garland Sidney Luft’s third husband.

He also returned as John Smith in the final season of the Amazon Studios series The Man at the High Castle, which ended its five-season round in November.

The British actor also played in The Father, along with Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman and Imogen Poots, who made his debut at the end of January.

Recent role: Sewell was last seen on the big screen in another biopic with entertainment theme, Judy, Judy Garland's third husband, Sidney Luft,

Recent role: Sewell was last seen on the big screen in another biopic with entertainment theme, Judy, Judy Garland's third husband, Sidney Luft

Recent role: Sewell was last seen on the big screen in another entertainment theme biopic, Judy, Judy Garland’s third husband, Sidney Luft,

Sewell will then be featured in the Amazon Studios mini-series The Pale Horse, along with Kaya Scodelario and Georgina Campbell.

The mini series is based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie from 1961, which follows a series of unusual deaths that may or may not have been caused by a trio of witches.

Amazon Studios announced at the end of January that the two-part mini-series will debut on March 13 on Amazon Prime Video.

Pale Horse: Sewell will then be featured in the Amazon Studios mini-series The Pale Horse, along with Kaya Scodelario and Georgina Campbell

Pale Horse: Sewell will then be featured in the Amazon Studios mini-series The Pale Horse, along with Kaya Scodelario and Georgina Campbell

Pale Horse: Sewell will then be featured in the Amazon Studios mini-series The Pale Horse, along with Kaya Scodelario and Georgina Campbell

Mini series: The mini series is based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie from 1961, which follows a series of unusual deaths that may or may not have been caused by a trio of witches

Mini series: The mini series is based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie from 1961, which follows a series of unusual deaths that may or may not have been caused by a trio of witches

Mini series: The mini series is based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie from 1961, which follows a series of unusual deaths that may or may not have been caused by a trio of witches

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