Stranger Things’ Dacre Montgomery has launched role in a new movie, he appears alongside with Tom Hanks in the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis previously announced Austin Butler in the title role, with Hanks playing manager Colonel Tom Parker.
Montgomery has now come on board as TV director Steve Binder, joining a number of new cast members including David Wenham (Lord of the Rings) as Hank Snow, Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!) as Vernon Presley and Helen Thomson (Top of the Lake: China Girl) as Gladys Presley.
The latter two will replace original cast members Rufus Sewell and Maggie Gyllenhaal, who both departed the project.
Also joining are Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!), Xavier Samuel (Adore), Leon Ford (The Pacific), Kate Mulvany (Hunters), Gareth Davies (Peter Rabbit) Charles Grounds (Crazy Rich Asians), Josh McConville (Fantasy Island), and Adam Dunn (Home and Away).
“Elvis was surrounded by an extraordinary array of rich personalities, and we are very fortunate to pull together a tremendous ensemble to tell this story, Luhrmann said of the new additions (via Variety).
“It’s exciting to unite some of Australia’s finest actors, from longtime collaborators from Moulin Rouge!, Australia and The Great Gatsby like Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham and Kate Mulvany, to exciting new faces such as Dacre Montgomery, Helen Thomson, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett and many more.
“With the world as it is right now, our entire company is grateful that we can join together in this creative venture to bring employment and opportunity in front of and behind the camera, and to the community at large.”
Montgomery played the role of villain Billy Hargrove in seasons two and three of Stranger Things, and also appeared in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot.