Casting lead role for movie – Elvis Presley Biopic

09/04/2013

Auditions for a lead role for new Movie about Elvis!

CASTING FOR THE ROLE OF YOUNG ELVIS PRESLEY – 18-22 YRS

Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock

Kevin Macdonald who is well known for his music documentaries is set to direct his new project about the life of Elvis Presley. Kevin Macdonald will direct an Elvis Presely biopic called Last Train to Memphis which is based on Peter Guralnick’s 1995 biography of the same name.

The film will recount the early years of the King of Rock and Roll. The film will cover 2 decades that begin with his childhood and lead on up to his incredible success as a young musician and performer.

Macdonald and producers Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman have made the decision to let the lead role, starring as Elvis, should go to an unknown actor. So rather than casting a big named star they have taken the route of opening the auditions for this movie up to everyone who thinks they can play Elvis. And…. they are doing it online which is great news for actors who do not live in Los Angeles.

The film is currently being cast and an open casting call is out for someone who can play a young Elvis Presley. This movie is in its initial stages of development and casting and a release date has not been announced but it will most likely be released in 2014 or 2015.

Anyone can apply to be in the film and casting for the roll of Elvis is actually being done online. The producers have set up a website where actors can submit their information for consideration to be in the film.

If you are interested in auditioning for this part in the movie you will need to prepare and the audition site has extensive information on what they want to see which includes not only acting ability, but an ability to sing as Elvis as well.

About the film:

“Last Train to Memphis” focuses on the years between Elvis’s first, earth-shattering recordings and his meteoric rise to national prominence in 1956. These were years of revolutionary cultural turmoil, largely precipitated by Elvis’s music. The screenplay recounts the story of his against-all-odds success due to his uncanny gift for self-invention, his unstoppable drive, and the new sound he created that changed the music world forever.

 

Think you look like the photo below?

Young Elvis

Young Elvis

You can apply for your shot at an audition on the site that has been setup for this film.

 

We all know the voice of Elvis, but if you need a refresher, check out this video of Elvis doing Jail House Rock

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