The director, whose most recent works include the 2013 reboot of The Great Gatsby, praised Butler's abilities when speaking to Variety. Butler, who is currently dating fellow actress Vanessa Hudgens, will be starring alongside Tom Hanks, who will play Elvis Presley's manager Tom Parker.

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Vanessa Hudgens with boyfriend Austin Butler at the premiere of The Dead Don't Die.

Austin Butler will star as the "King of Rock'n'Roll"

A release date has not been set yet, and no title has been revealed as of now. Production is reportedly starting in 2020 and we can't wait!