White plays Elvis in biopic

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, Last Updated: 9:30 AM ET

Blink and you may have missed White Stripes frontman Jack White as a campfire musician in the movie Cold Mountain.

But chances are you won't be able to take your eyes off of him in one scene in John C. Reilly's upcoming musical biopic parody, Walk Hard, in which White plays The King, circa 1957.

"I just played Elvis Presley in this film with John C. Reilly a few weeks ago," White said. "He called me up and asked me if I would come and do it. He says, 'Well can you come in a couple of days and come and play Elvis in this film?' And I said, 'Yeah. What is this, for cable or something?' He's like, 'No, this is going to be one of the big movies the studio puts out next year,' and all that.

"I thought it was interesting and I said, 'Yeah, I'll do it.' But he goes, 'Well, hold on a second 'cause we approached Sean Penn about it too, so let me call you back.' And he called me back and said, 'Okay, you beat Sean Penn out for it.' He was making a joke."

White says Reilly plays a composite of many famous songwriters -- Johnny Cash, Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan among them.

"He kind of encompasses all of the things you could possibly think of.."


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