Have you ever heard that you may look just like Elvis Presley? Maybe that you can dance and sing like Elvis as well? Well you may be in luck because a new Elvis Presley biopic based on the book "Last Train To Memphis" is in the works and producers are looking for an unknown actor to play the lead.
The biopic will cover 24 years of his life and his rise to fame as a young man. The movie will be produced Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman of Jagged Films and will be directed by Kevin Macdonald who is known for his music industry documentaries and "The Last King of Scotland".
This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), and the early RCA hits ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel"). These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly. There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, in 1958, he was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. The book closes on that somber and poignant note.
Last Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort (from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanza), his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true.
The actor they are looking for is one that can pull off a great young Elvis, 18 to 22 years old. They are looking for a triple threat for this project, someone who can act, sing and dance, plus, do a killer Elvis impersonation.
Think you fit the bill? You can get more info on the Elvis casting call here.