Rufus Sewell is set to play Vernon Presley, the father of Elvis Presley, in Baz Luhrmann's as-yet untitled biopic about the king of rock 'n' roll, starring opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is set to play mother Gladys Presley. The upcoming Warner Bros. project is described as focusing on Elvis' rise and stardom, with a major spotlight on his relationship with Col. Tom Parker.
Austin Butler will play Elvis, while Tom Hanks is set to play Parker, the manager who controlled every aspect of the icon's life.
I think this is the closest Rufus has been to me. One State over in Memphis. I don't think he was in KY for ALVH. To bad I don't have time for a quick road trip. LOL! I agree, the cast sounds great! Never been a huge Elvis fan but he is a very interesting and complicated person.