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.

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