Friday, 02 December 2022



LATEST NEWS DC Kupwara Doifode Sagar Dattatray reviews preparedness for re-poll of DDC Constituency Drugmulla DC Anantnag Dr Basharat Qayoom conducts extensive tour of 5 municipalities Atal Dulloo launches 4th Crop Insurance Week Celebrations from 1st to 6th of Dec 2022 Chairman DDC Doda exhorts teachers to imbibe moral values among students Jan Abhiyan : DC inaugurates Inter-Collegiate Kabadi competition at GDC Kathua DC Rajouri Vikas Kundal reviews status of online services of Revenue Department DC Rajouri Vikas Kundal reviews implementation of PMFME scheme DC Kathua Rahul Pandey discusses revised Mining Plan with District level Committee meet Rajouri Admin organises Maiden virtual Education conclave MP Jugal Kishore Sharma releases Prof Dhar’s Book at GDC Jindrah Pr. Secy SDD Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon visits GPC, ITI Doda Is Sidhu Moose Wala’s Murder Master Mind Goldy Brar Detained In California? Dr. Bharti Pravin Pawar virtually inaugurates WORLD AIDS Day Ministry of Coal has offered 13 coal blocks from the state of Maharashtra for the 6th round of commercial auction: Prahlad Joshi Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia Launches Digi Yatra for Three Airports in The Country Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurats the 23 rd edition of Hornbill Festival Jai Inder Kaur Campaigns for BJP in Delhi MCD elections Punjab to use STPs treated water for irrigation : Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer People should shed stigma related to AIDS : Chetan Singh Jauramajra DC visits PAP chowk to inspect site for construction of New ROB towards Amritsar from BSF Chowk Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer Bats For Making Youth Active Partners In Socio-Economic Growth Of The State


Baz Luhrmann, Tom Hanks talk about latter's casting as Colonel Parker in 'Elvis'

Hollywood, Los Angeles, Actress, Actor, Cinema, Movie, Baz Luhrmann, Tom Hanks, Elvis

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

Mumbai , 14 Jun 2022

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann along with Hollywood star Tom Hanks, both of whom are awaiting the release of their upcoming biopic 'Elvis', recently opened up on Hanks' casting as Colonel Parker - the Dutch music entrepreneur and the enigmatic manager of the 'King of Rock and Roll'.

To Baz Luhrmann, who hadn't earlier worked with Hanks, the immediate 'yes' from the latter came across as a sheer surprise.The film, which also stars Austin Butler in the lead role, explores the life and music of Elvis Presley with its story seen through the lens of Elvis' complicated relationship with Parker (Hanks), who emigrated illegally to the United States at the age of 20 and changed his name with a claim to have been born in the United States.

To play the role of Colonel Parker, Luhrmann recruited Tom Hanks stating, "I'd never worked with Tom previously, but I just told him the story and before I even got to the video I'd brought along to show him what I had in mind, he said, 'Well, if you want me I'm your guy.' 

What a gift!"As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. 

Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley (essayed by Olivia DeJonge).Talking about the real-life Parker, Hanks, says, "He was both a genius and a scoundrel. 

He was a very disciplined man, a wicked smart businessman and a dime-squeezing skinflint, but also a pioneer in a big type of show business that did not exist until Elvis Presley came along. He knew instantaneously that Elvis was a unique artiste, he saw his grand potential and knew that if he didn't make a ton of money off him, somebody else would.

"Interestingly, the official Indian adaptation of Hanks' 1994 classic 'Forrest Gump' - the Aamir Khan-starrer 'Laal Singh Chaddha', is set to arrive in cinemas on August 11.

Starring alongside Butler and Hanks, award-winning theatre actress Helen Thomson who plays Elvis' mother Gladys, Richard Roxburgh who portrays Elvis' father, Vernon, and DeJonge who plays Priscilla among many others. 'Elvis' is set to drop in theatres across India on June 24.


Tags: Hollywood , Los Angeles , Actress , Actor , Cinema , Movie , Baz Luhrmann , Tom Hanks , Elvis



related news




Photo Gallery



Video Gallery



5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD