Why Baz Luhrmann Didn’t Cast Harry Styles in Presley Biopic – Billboard


Harry Types is so sizzling at the moment. His 3rd studio album Harry’s Area is No. 1 at the Billboard 200, and its lead unmarried “As It Used to be” is the best-seller on each side of the Atlantic, and around the world.

So Types, along with his easy taste, nice hair, adoring fanbase and rising listing of film credit would were a herbal to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic, Elvis?

Smartly, no. The Australian director reckons audiences would combat to look previous the Brit.


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“Harry is a actually gifted actor,” Luhrmann tells Fitzy & Wippa, the breakfast radio workforce at Sydney’s Nova. “I'd paintings on one thing with him…” however “the actual factor with Harry is, he’s Harry Types. He’s already an icon.”

There’s not anything however admire between the pair, he continues. “Harry and I got here to a spot, actually I imply, he used to be simply determined to position the go well with on and discover. He’s this kind of nice spirit and I've not anything however good stuff to mention about Harry Types.”

Luhrmann additionally clarified that he didn’t audition Types or Austin Butler, who landed however the titular function. “I do those actually wealthy workshops,” he explains.
Butler, he published, used to be merely “born to play” the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

“The item about Aust used to be that he's going to let you know himself, I didn’t pick out him, it’s as though he used to be drawn just like the function drew them in as a result of he used to be virtually born to play it,” he provides.

“You realize, we will be able to speak about it now, he like loses his mother on the identical age that Elvis did. He sends a video to me with this factor and… He simply came about like two years continuous dwelling and respiring as Elvis. He’s now going thru a form of it’s like deprogramming factor as a result of he’s been a very long time since he’s identified who he used to be.”

Types neglected out in this instance, however he can’t bitch. At the moment, he has the chart double within the U.S., whilst “As It Used to be” is heading in the right direction for a 10th successive week at No. 1 at the Respectable U.Ok. Singles Chart.

The previous One Course singer additionally stars in Don’t Concern Darling, the mental mystery characteristic movie directed by means of his spouse Olivia Wilde.

Luhrmann is aware of a factor or two about song. Tune is within the foundations of his “Crimson Curtain Trilogy” (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!), and he landed a U.Ok. No. 1 unmarried in 1999 with the spoken phrase quantity “Everyone’s Unfastened (To Put on Sunscreen)”.

Elvis arrives in theaters June 24.