Austin Butler Is Opening Up About Getting The Chance To Play Elvis Presley

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Austin Butler attend Sony Pictures' "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood" Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Austin Butler has landed the role of Elvis Presley upcoming biopic about the King of Rock.

The actor revealed to ET at the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" premiere that he's “profoundly honored that Baz has invited me on this journey with him.”

Austin added, “It’s an extraordinary privilege. And I just feel so blessed to be working with such singular directors like him and Quentin Tarantino.”

Director Baz Luhrmann released a statement explaining how he decided on the former Nickelodeon star for the leading role.

"I knew I couldn't make this film if the casting wasn't absolutely right, and we searched thoroughly for an actor with the ability to evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist," Luhrmann said in a statement. "Throughout the casting process, it was an honor for me to encounter such a vast array of talent."

"I had heard about Austin Butler from his stand-out role opposite Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway, and through a journey of extensive screen testing and music and performance workshops, I knew unequivocally that I had found someone who could embody the spirit of one of the world’s most iconic musical figures," the statement added.

Do you think he looks like Elvis?