Taxiride singer Jason Singh says he would totally be up for a role in Baz Lurhmann’s new Elvis movie if Baz wanted him.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced her state’s backing of the big budget Luhrmann production to be filmed in Queensland soon.
A large chunk of the film will be done at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast. “My government’s strategy to attract major feature productions continues to deliver for Queensland’s screen industry, bringing some of the biggest filmmakers in Hollywood to our shores,” the Premier said.
While Tom Hanks has been announced for the role of Elvis’ manger Col. Tom Parker, the rest of the cast is yet to be announced. Baz Luhrmann said, “Along with CM and my entire team, I am committed to not only making the film, but also developing Queensland’s creative culture and supporting filmmakers, storytellers and artists of all kinds, in the same manner that we ourselves were supported and mentored early in our careers.”
That opens the door for a lot of Australian actors and singers to try out for the coveted roles in the movie including the starring role as Elvis. Taxiride singer Jason Singh became a singer because of Elvis Presley. “You were either brought up on the Beatles or Elvis,” he tells Noise11.com. “I was raised on the King. Every song he sang, every film he was in and every move he made is part of my DNA”.
Luhrmann films include The Great Gatsby, Australia, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet and Strictly Ballroom collectively taking in over $1.2 billion AUD in box office receipts.