Former One Direction star Harry Styles 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 career, he has been working onerous on changing into a movie star.
The 28-year-old has two large dramas popping out this year, however he was additionally virtually part of the upcoming biopic of the largest rock star of all time.
Harry has now revealed he auditioned for the role of Elvis Presley within the upcoming Baz Luhrmann movie, Elvis. The movie is the newest biopic in regards to the King of Rock and Roll, however this time it has a special approach. Instead of focusing solely on the King, Baz has positioned the digital camera on Elvis’ supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker.
Harry revealed in a latest interview that he was “intrigued” by the movie, and needed to do the King justice on the large 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 good wanting younger large-title Hollywood stars, together with Miles Teller of Top Gun Maverick fame. They additionally reportedly checked out former Marvel star Aaron Taylor Johnson and Ansel Elgort, the protagonist of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.
But, Harry revealed, Baz determined to go in a distinct course.
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The first trippy trailer was launched lately and confirmed Harry getting scorching and heavy with on-screen lover Florence Pugh (of Black Widow fame).
After that, he will likely be starring in My Policeman. Based on the e-book of the identical title, Harry performs a police officer who turns into romantically concerned with a person whereas nonetheless married to a different lady.
On Elvis, Baz ultimately cast American actor Austin Butler within the role – and he could not be happier about it. Austin has since spoken out eager to “explore the humanity” of the legendary singer.
Austin revealed: “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 number of reward to present to Baz, the movie’s director, and different footage reminiscent of 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.”