Warner Bros will release the yet-untitled film on legendary singer Elvis Presley on October 1, 2021.
To be directed by Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, the biographical drama film will feature Austin Butler in the role of Presley and Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker, according to reports.
Butler was finalised after an extensive search by the studio during which it screen tested a number of actors, including Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and Harry Styles.
The biopic will chronicle the relationship between the veteran manager, Colonel Tom Parker and young Elvis Presley, who was born in 1935 to a poor family in the small town of Tupelo, Mississippi.
Luhrmann, whose directing credits include films such as Moulin Rouge,Australia and The Great Gatsby, has penned the script along with Craig Pearce.