Here's why Elvis director Baz Luhrmann rejected Harry Styles to play the role of the musical icon
missed out on the role of a lifetime.
recently opened up about his decision to cast Austin Butler
instead of the
As It Was
hitmaker for the iconic role of Elvis's biopic.
In his chat with the Fitzy & Wippa podcast on Monday, the director
who won a 12-minute standing ovation for the biopic at
shared his thoughts on the matter.
During his interview, Luhrmann admitted, via Page Six, "Harry is a really talented actor,"
as he went on to reveal the real reason behind the star not getting the role,
"I would work on something with him … but the real issue with Harry is, he’s Harry Styles.
He’s already an icon." He added, "Harry and I came to a place, genuinely I mean,