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Austin Butler Will Play Elvis, And Fans Have Strong Opinions

By Emily Reily

It's been announced that Austin Butler will play Elvis in the new biopic about the legendary singer, and, frankly, fans are all shook up.

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One look at Butler and you can see why he should play The King.

In a statement, Luhrmann said:

“I knew I couldn’t make this film if the casting wasn’t absolutely right, and we searched thoroughly for an actor with the ability to evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist.”

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Butler and his girlfriend, actress Vanessa Hudgens, were spotted outside recently, and Butler is already the spitting image of a young Mr. Presley.



In an Instagram post, Hudgens says, "I am over the f---king moon! Can't wait! So proud of my honey!"

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The Baz Luhrmann biopic continues to solidify. Butler will join Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker in the movie.

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Honestly, the resemblance is so uncanny, why did it take this long for casting to figure it out?

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Slick his hair back, throw some sunglasses on him and have him pose in a casual, yet hot way, and there's your Elvis.

"Austin Butler as Elvis is one of the best casting decisions ever," said @cansanems, and we wholeheartedly agree.

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