Back in March, the Elvis Presley movie biopic 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 Elvis movie 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 Jerry 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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Elvis Presley movie biopic casts Memphis Mafia’s Jerry Schilling as filming begins (Image: GETTY)
Luke Bracey will play Jerry Schilling in the Elvis movie (Image: GETTY)
The real-life Schilling, who is now 78-years-old, first knew Elvis 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 Elvis, he also managed the Beach Boys and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Bracey joins an impressive cast for Warner Bros’ Elvis movie.
Jerry Schilling was with Elvis when he met Nixon (Image: GETTY)
Baz with his Elvis and Priscilla stars (Image: GETTY)
Apart from Butler’s Elvis and Hanks’ Parker, the biopic also stars