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Director Named for Mick Jagger-Produced Film About Elvis Presley

Image courtesy of Legacy Recordings (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Legacy Recordings (via ABC News Radio)

A director has been named for a new film about Elvis Presley . According to Variety , Kevin MacDonald will helm Last Train to Memphis , which counts Mick Jagger as a producer.

MacDonald's previous directing credits include The Last King of Scotland , State of Play , and a TV documentary about Jagger titled Being Mick .

Last Train to Memphis will be based on the 1995 biography by Peter Guralnick and will document the rise of a young Elvis as a music superstar. An open casting call for the lead role is being held via the website YoungElvisCasting.com .

As previously reported, Jagger is also producing a film about James Brown .

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