Maggie Gyllenhaal Cast as Elvis’ Mom In Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic

Maggie Gyllenhaal. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock (10051748bt)

Maggie Gyllenhaal joins Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, and Olivia DeJonge in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming Elvis Presley biopic. 

Gyllenhaal will portray Gladys Presley, the mother of Elvis Presley in the Oscar-nominated filmmaker’s film about the king of rock ‘n’ roll.

The drama is described as a story that will “delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America.”

Luhrmann will direct from a script he wrote with Craig Pearce. He’s best known for helming the features The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge starring Nicole Kidman.