Tom Hanks in talks to play Elvis Presley’s manager

Tom Hanks is reportedly in negotiations to play Elvis Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s next film, a biopic focusing on the singer.

Per the Variety report, Parker discovered Presley when he was just an unknown and quickly moved in as his lone representation. Parker was responsible for various milestones, including Presley’s record deal with RCA and his successful acting career.

Despite the high-profile nature of Presley, Luhrmann is said to be searching for an up-and-comer for the role of the musician. The director envisioned a star for the role of Parker. Luhrmann hopes to get the film into production this year sometime.

Hanks has previously played many real-life people, including Jim Lovell in “Apollo 13,” Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in “The Post,” airline captain Chesley Sullenberger in “Sully,” Captain Richard Phillips in “Captain Phillips,” Walt Disney in “Saving Mr. Banks,” and Mister Rogers in Sony’s upcoming biopic “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

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