Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley movie has found its Priscilla

Australian actress Olivia DeJonge has been cast in the role of Elvis’s wife, Priscilla Presley, for the upcoming biopic from Baz Luhrmann about the King of Rock and Roll’s complicated twenty-year relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, according to Deadline. Austin Butler and Tom Hanks will play Presley and Parker, respectively, and DeJonge’s notable screen credits include M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit (2015), as well as Netflix’s The Society (2019-). Born in Brooklyn, Priscilla Ann Wagner was fourteen when she met a twenty-four-year-old Presley in 1959, before moving into Graceland in 1963, marrying him in 1967, and divorcing in 1973; she was the chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises, and they had a daughter together.

Author: Hunter Goddard

A jack of all trades, Master of Arts, in multimedia content creation and marketing. I'm developing my blog site, Suspension of Disbelief, into a collection of daily short-form news posts about the industry and craft of writing as well as flash essays where I leave the world a more beautiful place than I found it, with a talent for creative nonfiction where other artists wield a paintbrush or a musical instrument instead. Here, you will find the facts of life aestheticized into the plot points of your next favorite dramatic narrative.

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