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Ansel Elgort Reveals Why He Thinks He Lost Out on Elvis Role to Austin Butler

Ansel Elgort Reveals Why He Thinks He Lost Out on Elvis Role to Austin Butler

Austin Butler landed the role of Elvis Presley in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann biopic, but there were numerous actors up for the role in the weeks leading up to the decision.

One of the finalists for the role, Ansel Elgort, just gave an interview where he revealed what happened in his audition.

”That wasn’t a bad audition. I think it was great,” Ansel told the Huffington Post. “I was in the middle of filming ‘West Side Story,’ so it was a little hard. I watched a ton of footage and memorized some of his interviews just to get his speech pattern down and sang a bunch of his stuff.”

Then, Ansel added, “But I wasn’t really prepared.”

Ansel has been hard at work on West Side Story, which will hit theaters in December of 2020.

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