Elvis, in Buz Luhrmann biopic Kelvin Harrison Jr will play guitarist BB King

The cast of the biopic his Elvis Presley by Buz Luhrmann: after seeing Tom Hanks’ new look, on December 31st we discovered that Kelvin Harrison Jr will also star in the film, in the role of the legendary musician B.B. King.

Born in New Orleans in 1994, Kelvin Harrison Jr most recently starred in The Chicago 7 Trial, directed by Aaron Sorkin, in which he played Black Panthers activist Fred Hampton. His other more recent works include The Assistant to the Star, The Photograph – The shots of my mother (2020) and Hour of the Wolf (2019).

BB King revolutionized the world of blues with his original guitar style, which inspired generations of musicians in the second half of the 20th century: his inseparable Lucille (name he gave to his guitar) he performed on stages all over the world until 2015, the year of his death. In biopic his Elvis, still without an official title, it seems that BB King will be a secondary character.

Shooting for the film resumed last September, after being stopped when a Tom Hanks COVID had been diagnosed: it is still too early, therefore, to talk about a release date. Dacre Montgomery, one of the revelations of the Netflix series, will also be part of the cast Stranger Things.

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