Model Alton Mason Cast as Little Richard In Upcoming ‘Elvis’ Movie!

Alton Mason is kicking off his acting career with a big role!

It was just announced that the 23-year-old model will play Little Richard in the upcoming Elvis film, from Baz Luhrmann, Deadline reveals.

Little Richard was a legendary musician with most of his music being released from the 1950s to the 70s. Some of the songs from his catalogue include “Long Tall Sally,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Keep A-Knockin’” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly.”

Richard passed away from bone cancer in May 2020 at age 87.

Elvis covers the seminal legend’s growth from dirt poor singer to global icon, seen through the prism of his complex relationship over two decades with manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Alton joins quite a cast, which includes Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, as well as Dacre Montgomery, Helen Thomson, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham and Kate Mulvany.

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