announced to portray Priscilla and Vernon in upcoming "Elvis"
FilmForce can exclusively report that the following
actors have been cast in the forthcoming CBS miniseries
Elvis. Cast as Vernon Presley, father of Elvis (Jonathan
Rhys-Meyers) and husband of Gladys (Camryn Manheim),
is X-Files vet Robert Patrick.
enough, Patrick is playing the dad of Elvis' pal and
Sun Records contemporary Johnny Cash in the Fox biopic
Walk the Line. Patrick's other credits include Cop Land
and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Quaid co-stars as Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
British actress Antonia Bernath will play Priscilla
Beaulieu Presley, the King's wife. The miniseries recounts
Elvis' relationship with teenage Priscilla even as he
fell for Hollywood starlet Ann-Margret (Rose McGowan).
appeared in the Bollywood period drama Kisna and has
been cast in Living Neon Dreams opposite Marilyn Manson.
According to this report, Bernath studied at the Old
Vic Theatre School in London but dropped out to star
joining the miniseries is Tim Guinee who portrays the
man who discovered Elvis, late Sun Records producer Sam Phillips.
Guinee's credits include Ladder 49 (opposite Robert Patrick),
Blade and John Carpenter's Vampires. He also starred in the
short-lived TV series Strange World, and guest-starred on
The Practice opposite Elvis co-star Manheim.
airs in two parts on May 8th and 11th on CBS.
Sadwith directs from a screenplay by Patrick Sheane Duncan.
Source: ign.com, 26/1/05)