Former One Direction celebrity Harry Styles just lately attended London’s O2 Academy Brixton the place he performed songs from his new album, Harry’s House. But between writing and recording new tracks for his budding solo profession, he has been operating exhausting on changing into a film celebrity.
The 28-year-old has two huge dramas popping out this 12 months, however he used to be additionally nearly part of the approaching biopic of the largest rock celebrity of all time.
Harry has now published he auditioned for the position of Elvis Presley within the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film, Elvis. The film is the newest biopic in regards to the King of Rock and Roll, however this time it has a special approach. Instead of focusing only at the King, Baz has positioned the digicam on Elvis’ supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker.
Harry published in a contemporary interview that he used to be “intrigued” via the film, and sought after to do the King justice at the huge display. He stated: “Elvis was probably the first person I knew besides my family when I was a kid.”
Harry stated there’s something “incredibly sacred” across the King and his legacy. “So,” he confessed. “I thought I should try to get the part.”
The movie’s casting checked out many excellent taking a look younger big-name Hollywood stars, together with Miles Teller of Top Gun Maverick reputation. They additionally reportedly checked out former Marvel celebrity Aaron Taylor Johnson and Ansel Elgort, the protagonist of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.
But, Harry published, Baz made up our minds to move in a unique course.
The first trippy trailer used to be launched just lately and confirmed Harry getting scorching and heavy with on-screen lover Florence Pugh (of Black Widow reputation).
After that, he’ll be starring in My Policeman. Based at the guide of the similar call, Harry performs a police officer who turns into romantically concerned with a person whilst nonetheless married to any other girl.
On Elvis, Baz in the end solid American actor Austin Butler within the position – and he could not be happier about it. Austin has since spoken out short of to “explore the humanity” of the mythical singer.
Austin published: “He’s such an icon. He’s held up to super-human status. To get to explore that and learn the way he was, and find the human within that icon, that was really such a joy that I could do for the rest of my life.”
He additionally had a large number of reward to offer to Baz, the movie’s director, and different photos corresponding to Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Romeo + Juliet.
He stated: “That paired with getting to work with one of the greatest filmmakers to ever live is just a joy of my lifetime.”