Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Elvis film to star unknown actor

Director John Scheinfeld wants an unknown to take the lead role of the King of Rock.
Great deals on musical instruments
A filmmaker charged with writing and directing a new movie about music legend Elvis Presley is looking to cast an unknown actor for the role.

John Scheinfeld, who is well-respected for his documentaries about Beatles legend John Lennon and Harry Nilsson, told Rolling Stone the decision to put an unknown actor in the lead role for the film entitled Fame & Fortune was the only sensible choice going.

"My feeling is that we need to cast an unknown. If you cast a known actor, then it's 'there's so-and-so playing Elvis.' I want to find an actor who can really inhabit Elvis," he said.

"So, I have in mind that we'd have to do a worldwide sort-of Scarlett O'Hara search to find the best guy for this."

He added that this didn't mean that big names were not entirely out of the question for other parts as being an indie film, the pulling power of famous actors would be a big draw.

The film isn't a straight biopic of Elvis that would see the story follow the conventional narrative of a small-town Mississippi acoustic guitar playing boy rising to the heady heights of fame and fortune and ultimately tragedy.

Instead, it looks to tell his life through his friendship with Sonny West, the star's long time bodyguard and confidant.

Save Money Now And Buy Online Today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800750195-ADNFCR Posted on 6 Oct 2011 16:12 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up

20 Jan 2017 14:40
thumbnail

With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits

20 Jan 2017 12:52
thumbnail

A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original

20 Jan 2017 11:47
thumbnail

Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.

20 Jan 2017 11:14
thumbnail

Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.

20 Jan 2017 10:28
thumbnail

Building on the foundations of its predecessor the Prophet 08, the REV2 features a whole array of interesting and innovative additions to its format.

20 Jan 2017 08:37