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

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17
thumbnail

Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

14 Nov 2017 10:01
thumbnail

The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit

13 Nov 2017 16:14