Stranger Things star Dacre Montgomery has joined the cast of Baz Luhrman's Elvis Presley biopic.

As well as Montgomery the acclaimed director announced that Richard Roxburgh, Helen Thomson and David Wenham will also star in the movie.

It was previously confirmed that Austin Butler will play Elvis and Tom Hanks has signed on to portray the King's manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Austin Butler will play Elvis Presley 

Roxburgh, who worked with Luhrmann on 2001's Moulin Rouge!, will play Presley's father, Vernon, while Thomson has been cast as the singer's mother, Gladys.

She is reportedly replacing Maggie Gyllenhaal, who left the film after shooting was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wenham will play country music singer Hank Snow and Montgomery will play TV director Steve Binder.

Tom Hanks will play Colonel Tom Parker in the biopic which in due for release in 2021

Luhrmann said: "Elvis was surrounded by an extraordinary array of rich personalities, and we are very fortunate to pull together a tremendous ensemble to tell this story."

The biopic will chronicle the life and times of Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. He died aged 42 in 1977 following one of the most influential careers in popular music.

Production, which is taking place in Luhrmann's native Australia, was paused earlier this year due to the pandemic.

Montgomery can currently be seen romantic-comedy The Broken Hearts Gallery alongside fellow Australian Geraldine Viswanathan. Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment Montgomery said that being Aussies helped them while working together.

"The fact that we're from the same part of the world means we have a similar in-built identity and banter," says Montgomery.

"It was also nice being considered an export while working with crews from all over the world so it was nice to work with someone who was from the same part of the world so when you're away it gives you a sense of home."

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