Kevin MacDonald is one of the more interesting directors, having made Last King Of Scotland, State Of Play and The Eagle, with the apocalyptic World War III drama How I Live Now due out soon. Now he’s eyeing his next move and Variety reports he way well board the Elvis biopic, Last Train To Memphis.
Mick Jagger is producing, with Fox backing the movie, based on Peter Guralnick’s 1995 biography on the legendary singer. The film will chronicle ‘Presley’s early years and his transformation from a high school kid to an overnight sensation credited with ushering in a radical new era in music.’ John Fusco is writing the script.
Although Elvis is legend and has been a theme or a side-character in an awful lot of movies, there have been surprisingly few movie actually about him. The producers are currently looking for someone to play young Presley, even launching a website called Young Elvis Presley in look at unknowns.