It was recently announced that Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries) won the coveted role of Elvis Presley in an upcoming Baz Luhrmann biopic about the star and his relationship with manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The question now becomes who will play Priscilla, who was married to The King from 1967 to 1973.
When 74-year-old was spotted leaving LAX earlier this week, she did not have any comment on the news of Butler's casting. But when ask about who she wanted to see portray her onscreen, she did not skip a beat: "I like Lana [Del Rey]."
According to a banned source, Del Rey is clamoring for the role, as is Ariana Grande. And while the former does bear a striking resemblance to Priscilla, and have a preexisting professional relationship with Luhrmann (she contributed the theme song to his 2013 take on The Great Gatsby), at 34 she may be too old for the part—it was previously reported by Vanity Fair that the Presley biopic will cover his rise to fame, as well as a 1959 trip to Germany on which he (at 24) met a then-14 year old Priscilla Beaulieu.
Priscilla Presley wants Lana Del Rey for the Elvis biopic.https://t.co/G0inzpACwN— The Blast (@TheBlastNews) July 24, 2019