Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Direct New Elvis Presley Biopic for Warner Bros.
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.30.2014
Elvis or Kung Fu?
The Wrap reports that Warner Bros. is developing an Elvis Presley biopic, and Baz Luhrmann is currently in talks to direct. The untitled project is being written by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks, Fifty Shades of Grey).
It's currently unknown if the project is going to look at a specific era of Presley's life, though Warner Bros. has reportedly already sorted out rights access to the musician's full music library.
Luhrmann was already reportedly looking at possibly directing a big screen version of the 1970's TV series Kung Fu. Looking at Luhrmann's style and directing sensibilities, a biopic around Elvis Presley appears as if it would be a much stronger compliment to his style than Kung Fu.