Report: Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Direct New Film About Elvis Presley
-- Award-winning Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann reportedly is in talks to direct a new biopic about Elvis Presley. According to The Wrap, the as-yet-untitled flick will feature an original screenplay that's being written by Kelly Marcel, whose credits also include last December's Saving Mr. Banks and the upcoming adaptation of the popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Sources close to the production tell The Wrap that the studio has secured the rights to Presley's music catalog, though Warner Bros. had no comment about the film. It's not clear what period or periods of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's life the movie will cover.
Negotiations involving Luhrmann have been ongoing for several weeks. His resume includes such lavish, big-budget flicks as The Great Gatsby, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, for which he received an Oscar nod for best director.
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