Vanessa Hudgens is over the moon that her boyfriend, Austin Butler, has landed the role of Elvis Presley in the upcoming biopic.
The former Disney star was given the role by Hollywood casting directors to play Elvis and was in competition with Miles Teller, Harry Styles and Ansel Elgort.
Many commenters on social media were surprised to hear a biopic was in development but praised the decision-makers. Multiple Twitter users begged for an answer as to why Drake Bell wasn’t called for the role, as out of the two, they feel he would be a better choice.
Director Baz Luhrmann had the final say on the lead role, which could change Austin’s acting-career completely. His girlfriend, Vanessa, wrote on social media, “I AMMMM OVERRRR THE FUCKING MOOOOOOOOONNNNN. I CANT WAIT 😍😍😍😍😍😍 SO PROUD OF MY HONEYYYYY!!!”
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You have to admit, the resemblance is uncanny.
Austin starred in numerous series like Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Life Unexpected, Zoey 101 and The Carries Diaries.
Who would your choice of actor be, or is Austin your first choice?
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