Online auditions for lead role in 20th Century Fox biopic “Last Train to Memphis”.
The feature film “Last Train to Memphis” – The Elvis Presley story is holding an online casting call for the lead role of a young Elvis Presley.
The films producers are seeking to fill the lead role with someone 18 and over to play 16 to 24 years old. The auditions will be submitted through a user created video following instructions available on their site.
According to Variety, Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman will be producing and John Fusco is writing the script.
Variety also reports that Oscar winner Kevin MacDonald (One Day in September)will be directing the Elvis Presley film. “Last Train to Memphis” is a biopic that will take a look at his rise and stardom during the earlier years beginning with high school.
The film will be BASED ON THE AWARD-WINNING, NY TIMES BEST SELLER BY PETER GURALNICK “LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS“.
Those interested in auditioning for the lead role have until May 16th which is the submission deadline. The film will begin production later this fall.
OPEN CASTING CALL
For the role of
legal 18 to play 16-24 years old
“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.
Those wishing to apply for the role will need to create a video audition. The video will have 3 parts, a monologue that you can download, a “slate” which is basically and intro and you will also have to sing an Elvis Presley song that was written before 1955.
To apply for the role and download the monologue, please visit the site the producers have setup Here.
Again, the deadline to submit is the 16th!
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