Jack White To Play The King

We have nothing to back this but an off-hand tease in an IGN.com article, but Jack White may be in talks to play the best singer of all time, Elvis Presley, in a feature-length parody of recent biopics like Walk The Line and Ray, entitled Walk Hard. IGN.com writes:

The late Elvis Presley may live onscreen once again, this time played by another rocker. The forthcoming musical biopic parody Walk Hard stars John C. Reilly as a Johnny Cash/Roy Orbison-type rockabilly singer named Dewey Cox whose professional and personal ups and downs are recounted in the film.

And who might play The King? None other than Jack White from The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. White is no stranger to Hollywood, having played small roles in Cold Mountain and Coffee and Cigarettes.

IMDB confirms John C. Reilly’s involvement, and ups the awesome with The Office’s Jenna Fischer, SNL standout and Stereofave Kristin Wiig, and Anchorman’s David Koechner (“Whaaamy!”). Alas, no official confirmation on Jack just yet — but as these pics show, it’s the role he’s been pouting for his whole career.

 

UPDATE: NME had it confirmed.