Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic

There’s no time to rest for Baz Luhrmann!

Baz Luhrmann

Australian-born Baz has been busy at work with the current Broadway production of Moulin Rouge! (and preparations for its Melbourne Premiere in 2021), but that hasn’t stopped him from a new project.

It was announced this week that Maggie Gyllenhaal will be joining the project, starring as Gladys Presley, Elvis’ mother. From a family of actors, Maggie has an extensive list of film and TV credits such as The Dark Knight, Donnie Darko, The Honourable Woman, and Deuce; and has performed in several Broadway and Off-Broadway plays including The Real Thing, Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya.

The biopic following the life of the iconic rock and roll star and the relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker was announced earlier in the year, with Austin Butler cast as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom. Australian Olivia DeJonge is also starring, as Elvis’ wife, Priscilla.

The film is scheduled for release in October 2021.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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