The Elvis Presley movie biopic is set to start shooting in Australia with Austin Butler as The King and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker. However, both Vernon Presley actor Rufus Sewell and Gladys Presley actress Maggie Gyllenhaal have been forced to drop out of the movie. According to Variety, both stars had other filming commitments scheduled before the Elvis biopic’s production was shut down in March due to the pandemic.
Director Baz Luhrmann has recast Vernon and Gladys with a couple of prominent Australian actors.
Elvis’ father will now be played by Richard Roxburgh, best known to Baz fans as The Duke in Moulin Rouge!
While Helen Thomson, an award-winning theatre actress, will now portray Elvis’ mother.
Additionally, more actors…