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Baz Luhrmann in talks to direct Elvis Presley biopic

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Apr 30, 2014 | 4:11pm EDT

Director Baz Luhrmann is close to landing a deal to make a new Elvis Presley biopic. The Great Gatsby filmmaker is reportedly in negotiations with studio bosses at Warner Bros., who have secured rights to Presley's entire music catalogue for an as-yet-untitled film about The King of Rock and Roll, according to TheWrap.com. The original screenplay has been written by Kelly Marcel, the screenwriter behind Saving Mr. Banks and the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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