elvis presley fans line-up for roles in big-budget baz luhrmann movie about the king - pet film producer
Australian film producer buzz Luman may not have to cast a net for an actor to play Elvis in his blockbuster.
Budget movie shot in Gold Coast. Elvis Roberts —
Yes, that's his real name.
As can be seen from Banora Point in the south of Gold Coast, he has a strong love for Kings and performances.
"I really want to be involved," he said . ".
"I 've been acting, I 've made some short films, I 've made two feature films, but just as an actor. "The 23-year-
Lao, who has been working in a pet shop, said that when he heard that the film about Presley's life would be filmed at the country Roadshow studio in the Gold Coast, he tried to email Lu man.
"It would be nice to play Elvis because you don't have to change my name," Mr Roberts said . ".
Oscar winner Tom Hanks has signed up to play Captain Tom Parker, Presley's manager.
When Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the film last week, Luhrmann said he was looking for the main character of Elvis Presley on a global scale, but added that he
"I am committed . . . . . . Develop Queensland's creative culture and support a variety of filmmakers, storytellers and artists, just as we ourselves were supported and guided early in our careers.
"Mr. Roberts's love for Presley comes from his father, Rasti Roberts, who says he has collected Australia's largest Elvis Presley souvenir.
"It's huge," said Rasti.
"Anyone can come forward and challenge me.
"Collecting Elvis is like breathing for me.
I started doing it when I woke up. " The 47-year-
The old personal trainer said he wanted to work as a technical consultant on Elvis Presley films.
"Anything I say is the gospel," said Rasti . ".
"When I was a child, my heart was full of the passion of Elvis Presley. I read the story of Elvis Presley every day. I watched Elvis Presley every day.
"Mr. Roberts and his father have been regular visitors to the Elvis community, and they often perform at the tribute festival.
"We do Elvis Presley shows at weddings, parties, and you can name it," he said . ".
"He is old [Elvis]
"The film is expected to create 900 jobs and inject more than $0. 105 billion into the Queensland economy.
A spokesman for the Village Roadshow studio said the production schedule is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks.
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