It was revealed Tuesday (July 2) that Harry Kinds, Miles Teller, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ansel Elgort and Austin Butler have all examined to painting Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic concerning the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
However which of the 5 males have each the performing and musical chops to sport Presley’s blue suede sneakers? Make an informed guess by trying out every of their music-centric pursuits under.
The obvious musical alternative, Kinds has two wildly profitable initiatives underneath his belt with One Course and his just-starting solo profession. Although his solely enterprise into performing to date has been in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, it was fairly a prestigious begin and his efficiency was stable. Even whereas nonetheless in his boy-band stage, Kinds stood out together with his retro type and versatile voice, like on this SNL efficiency of “Night Changes.”
Upon breaking out on his personal, Kinds grew to become more and more rock-influenced, debuting a surprisingly totally different sound together with his self-titled album in 2017. Since then, he has carried out with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and cites Harry Nilsson as a serious inspiration. His reside in-studio efficiency of the tune “Kiwi” with guitar in-hand makes it simple to check him because the King.
Teller undoubtedly appears to be like the half, with a really related facial construction and stature to Elvis. Although he has but to sing in one in every of his motion pictures, Teller joined Keith City onstage in New Mexico in 2016 for a canopy of “My Girl” by The Temptations. The efficiency appears semi-joking in nature, however Teller has potential.
There’s no different footage of Teller singing, however he has starred in two music-based motion pictures: 2011’s Footloose remake and the critically acclaimed Whiplash. Because the lovable character Willard Hewitt in Footloose, his journey studying to bounce appears to be like promising for Elvis’ signature hip swivels.
Taylor-Johnson is essentially the most skilled of the bunch in relation to musician biopics. He performed John Lennon within the 2009 movie Nowhere Boy, which centered on Lennon’s life earlier than fame. Delivering spectacular vocals and completely coiffed hair, there isn’t any doubt that he might pull off Elvis’ look. Taylor-Johnson’s efficiency as Lennon can also be extremely emotive, proving he has the performing abilities as properly.
Earlier than Nowhere Boy, Taylor-Johnson performed one other musician within the 2008 British coming-of-age flick Angus, Thongs and Excellent Snogging. Although all of the music was recorded by real-life band Stiff Dylans, he stood in for the bass participant and regarded nice doing it.
Elgort of The Fault in Our Stars and Child Driver fame undoubtedly has the heartthrob standing to play Elvis. He is additionally a singer and DJ, having launched a number of singles over the previous three years and plenty of covers on Instagram. Although Elgort does have a great voice, his songs (and their accompanying movies) may want a bit work.
However on The Late Late Present With James Corden again in 2017, Elgort made it clear he is nice at re-creating traditional music with a brief cowl of Commodores’ “Easy,” so possibly he might work some magic with Elvis’ catalog too. Additionally, he is starring as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s 2020 West Aspect Story remake, so we’ll quickly have a greater thought of Elgort’s musical chops.
Butler is essentially the most surprising on this quick checklist. Moreover having only a few musical moments, his résumé largely consists of tv. Nonetheless, again in 2012, he portrayed a band member on the short-lived NBC present Are You There, Chelsea?, enjoying guitar and serenading Lauren Lapkus’ character.
He was additionally a musician on an episode of iCarly, although the punch line is that his character’s voice is so horrible it needs to be digitally enhanced. Butler later launched the tune from the present, “Whatever My Love,” together with his actual vocals. It is candy, however no “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”