Face off Poll Suggestion: Who Should be Cast as Elvis Presley?

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The new Untitled Elvis Presley Project which is in pre-production has cast it's first actor Tom Hanks, as Col. Tom Parker. According to Fox and CBS News, three actors and two singers are in the running to be cast as the legendary "King of Rock and Roll"

Which one is your pick to play "The King"?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049989598/
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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joe siegel

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Ansel Elgort
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Ed,

If he were a real person, I would cast Conrad Birdie.

My vote:
Ansel Elgort
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Uh ha ha...Uh ha ha..... Yeah Yeah.
Ann-Margret and Jesse Pearson in Bye Bye Birdie 1963


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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Hope the poll gods smile before they cast the role!
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Peter, Champion

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I thought of Elgort before I looked at the list, but Teller might work too.

Maybe you should use a more recent photo of Aaron Taylor-Johnson. I doubt they will be able to cast his teen self.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Will look at a replacement
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Changed it
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rocky-o

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this has got to be a joke...tom hanks as col. tom parker...that alone will make me want to skip this movie...and then this pathetic line-up of kids that are supposidly up for the role of elvis...awful each and every one of them...


the casting directors need to watch two films...'elvis' with kurt russell...and 'elvis and nixon' with michael shannon...then maybe they'll find someone with the stones to pull this off...
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Everyone laughed at Paul Sorvinos selection to play Henry Kissinger too. But he pulled off one of the best performances of his career.
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rocky-o

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i actually liked the idea of sorvino as kissinger...and yea...he did pull it off...

hanks as parker...not so much...
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Jessica, Champion

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Typo:
 has cast its first 

And don't forget the discussion link.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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It's fixed to its!
D-Link added!
Thank you.
:):)
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NarniaisAwesome

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You're great at casting, Ed!  They're all good picks.  But Miles Teller would be great.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Thats not me. Those are actual considerations!!!
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NarniaisAwesome

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Haha!  Oh, okay!
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Breumaster

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From these, I would pick Mr. Teller, too. He looks more than most of them like Elvis
and has the greatest reference in 'Whiplash'. Some make-up and then go!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Ansel is my pick too!

Hope this goes live soon!!!!
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NDbportmanfan 1

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Ansel Elgort
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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It's a consensus!
Thanks
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Oh Oh Spaghettios!
It's Sunday go to poll day
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Dracko

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Miles Teller!!
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Seems your outnumbered! But I see a resemblance.

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Breumaster

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Depends on what kind of movie it should be. When a biopick is done, the actor for the lead mostly is optical more attractive than the original. So I would suggest:
Liam Hemsworth
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2955013/mediaviewer/rm908972544
That would be a demanding role for him.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I could see him in it. Trouble is the producers are not considering him!
????????

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Breumaster

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At the end of his life, Elvis got real big. He was strongly overweighted. His life-style damaged his health. Who of them would transport this? I think Teller would.
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Breumaster

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Elsgort would be a good pick, too. The problem about Elvis is, that he had a fast and furious live style - so he had a permanent change of his look over the two decades in upper showbiz. He grew old too fast. How to transport this?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Breumaster

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I think this can only be done by a ~30 years of age actor - if it should only be 1 actor. Make him a little younger, make him a little older.
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rocky-o

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very well said breu...
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Hunka Hunka Bump
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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AUSTIN BUTLER HAS BEEN CAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Austin Butler


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Dracko

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disappointed
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Breumaster

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Me too, but - not really. I have great expectations in Baz Luhrmann. He knows how the cookie crumbles. The movie wasn't released, yet. Why not keep a little hope and watch what happens? When I look at him ... the eyes and the nose could fit. The question is more about if this youngster can lift the weight of the person Elvis Presley. I'm positively expectant.
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Dracko

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Baz Luhrman is a great director and he has made very good musicals, that is one of the reasons why I still have hope in this film, my expectations are still high and I hope to be wrong with Austin, I have never seen him in such a big role It's probably a pleasant surprise ... Maybe not, but I want to think so.
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With Baz Luhrmann as a director it can't go wrong! He's cool with music stuff. I loved 'Strictly Ballroom', 'Moulin Rouge' and the other movies. So I'm really dying with suspense waiting for it. Elvis was the king. Even the Beatles were inspired by him. That movie might be a big success.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I Dunno!!! I Suppose!! He does have the same upper lip!!!!! Same Eyebrows!!
And really close Ears too...............

Elvis Presley
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