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10 Musical Biopics Heading Our Way
Which rock stars are getting the big-screen treatment?

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Elvis Presley biopic

Who he? C'mon, he’s The King! You know, the hip-wiggling, blues-appropriating, quiff-sporting, god status-acquiring, bathroom-dying man of legend. Presley kicked off his career in 1954 and from there went on to dominate a fusion of rock, roll, country and rhythm and blues, securing a huge, adoring fan base in the process. He conquered the charts and also carved out a decent career in the movies. He even had time to grow unhappy with his music and stage a comeback in 1968. But fame and fortune took its toll, and he ended up a bloated caricature of his younger self, plagued by paranoia. Presley was found dead in his bathroom on August 16, 1977.

Name those tunes! 'Love Me Tender', 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'That’s All Right', 'Mystery Train', 'Don’t Be Cruel', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Viva Las Vegas', 'Suspicious Minds', 'Hound Dog'. We could go on…

Fun film facts Despite being perfect fodder for a film, Presley’s life has been portrayed in TV movies and miniseries but has so far evaded capture by the big-screen biopic cameras... which hasn’t stopped companies trying for decades. A recent attempt called Last Train To Memphis boasts Mick Jagger as one of its producers and has Last King Of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald aboard.

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