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Elvis movie casts Memphis Mafia’s Schilling as set to begin

Back in March, the Elvis Presley was rehearsing a Las Vegas residency scene. The King star Austin Butler and Colonel Tom Parker actor Tom Hanks were just a few days from shooting. But then suddenly the latter was diagnosed with coronavirus and director Baz Luhrmann’s Australian set was shut down indefinitely.

But now, half a year later, the is set to properly start shooting on September 23, as cast and crew wait for Hanks to finish his two weeks quarantine after flying back to Queensland.

In the meantime, more casting news has been made public.

According to Variety, Memphis Mafia member Schilling will be played by Luke Bracey.

The 31-year-old previously portrayed Johnny Utah in the 2015 remake of Point Break and also featured in GI Joe: Retaliation, The November Man and Hacksaw Ridge.

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The real-life Schilling, who is now 78-years-old, first knew when they played football in Memphis together.

A key Memphis Mafia member, Schilling was present when The King met President Richard Nixon in the White House 50 years ago.

Aside from working for , he also managed the Beach Boys and Lee Lewis.

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Bracey joins an impressive cast for Warner Bros’ .

It continues: “The film delves into the complex dynamic between and Parker spanning over 20 years, from ’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.

“Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in ’s life, Priscilla .”

In an update from the set, director Baz wrote on Instagram: “We’re back to, as liked to say, ‘taking care of business!’

“It is a real privilege in this unprecedented global moment that Tom Hanks has been able to return to Australia to join Austin Butler and all of our extraordinary cast and crew to commence production on .”

Source:Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

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