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.
Ironically 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.
Twenty-three-year-old 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).
Bernath 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 in Kisna.
Also 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.
Elvis airs in two parts on May 8th and 11th on CBS. James Sadwith directs from a screenplay by Patrick Sheane Duncan. Randy Quaid co-stars as Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Source: IGN.com / Updated: Jan 27, 2005