Adam Lambert reveals he wants to play Elvis Presley in the upcoming Tom Hanks movie

Publish Date
Friday, 21 June 2019, 1:46PM

After making a cameo in the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, it appears Queen frontman Adam Lambert has his eyes on a more prominent role.

The former American Idol star has revealed he's requested an audition to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming film about the King of Rock and Roll - and we can't think of anyone better suited for the part!

Appearing on Australian morning talk show Studio 10, the 37-year-old singer confirmed he's interested in the role following the success of recent musical biopics Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody.

"I hear that there's an Elvis one in the works," Adam said.

"I have been compared to him quite a bit. I got to do this tribute thing that has a recreation of his comeback special.

"I got the lip, the lip goes up," he said, going on to imitate Elvis' thick southern accent.

Tom Hanks is set to play Elvis's longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker in a film directed by Baz Luhrmann, which is scheduled to be filmed in Australia in the coming months.