Tom Hanks joins Moulin Rouge's film about Elvis Presley's life

Tom Hanks joins Moulin Rouge's film about Elvis Presley's life

The actor will be "Colonel" Tom Parker in a film that director Baz Luhrmann will do about the artist.

Tom Hanks is in talks to be the iconic "Colonel" Tom Parker in a still untitled Baz Luhrmann ("Romeo + Juliet", "Moulin Rouge") about the life of Elvis Presley.

The information was released by Variety and later confirmed by other media outlets.

Deceased in 1997, Tom Parker was a controversial figure who managed to hide for many years that was named Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk and was of Dutch origin.

He was the one who discovered Elvis Presley: promoter of Tennessee party shows, Parker, entitled "Colonel" for his very martial-style style, became the singer's manager in 1955 after attending one of his performances.

He was the main architect of the signing of the singer with the RCA that same year and would become until his death, in 1977, the man of confidence and mainly the main negotiator of the contracts, whose miraculant amounts were at that time the great novelty in the world of music.

Many stories of doubtful character are told about him: some describe him as Presley's "sinister shadow."

The budget is still being debated with the studio, but the intention is to go ahead with the shoot later this year and the participation of the two Oscars winner will hasten the process.

It is also said that Baz Luhrmann always wanted a star to be Parker, thus removing pressure on who will take the role of Presley, in which he wants someone little known. This casting process has already begun.

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