Casting Call: Growing Up Graceland

Published August 31, 2012

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

If the words “Elvis biopic” fill you with dread, we can sympathize. The life of Elvis Presley—that man with the quiff, some sexual-seeming dance moves, and the rock-‘n’-roll song—is hardly shrouded in mystery. You can visit Presley’s home Graceland in Tennessee, read his former wife’s memoir, Elvis and Me, his wife’s second husband’s memoir, Priscilla, Elvis and Me, or rent the 2005 biopic starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the actor and singer.

Ron Bloom, however, has found a new spin on the story of “The King.” Bloom’s entertainment studio are planning a film based on Conversations with the King: Journals of a Young Apprentice, written by Elvis’ younger stepbrother, David E. Stanley. According to a conversation between one of the film’s producers, Gene Kirkwood, and The Wrap, the book is “about Graceland—not about drugs or the road.”

Click through the slideshow above to see who should play Elvis, his lovers, and his brother. Hint: we did not cast Elvis Costello.

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