The White Stripes man plays The King
The White Stripes singer is set to star as The King in the film ’Walk Hard’, staring ’Magnolia’ actor John C. Reilly.
“John C Reilly called me up and asked if I would do it. They were filming in a couple of days,” explained White. “I said, ‘Okay, but what year is it supposed to be?’ He said 1957, so that was Okay. I thought it was just going to be for cable or something but he said, ‘Oh no, this is one of the biggest films this company is going to to put out this year.’ He sent the script over and it was really funny.”
White previously acted in ’Cold Mountain’ and appeared in ’Cofee and Cigarettes’ both released in 2003.
He told Pitchfork: “It’s a parody of musical biopics and John C.Reilly plays this made up character who goes through these different periods and at one point he plays on a bill with Elvis Presley. And that’s me.”
No release date for the movie has been set yet.