The film, entitled ‘Walk Hard’, focuses on the travails of an Orbison-cum-Cash style rockabilly singer called Dewey Cox, who will be played by John C. Reilly.
It appears that Dewey comes into contact with a plethora of other real-life music legends in the film as well as The King, who was also a character in ‘Walk The Line’.
Following internet rumours White would take the role, his spokesperson confirmed to NME.COM that this was now definitely slated to happen.
The parody was written by Jake Kasdan and Judd Apatow, and the cast so far also includes Kirsten Wiig, Jenna Fischer and David Koechner.
White previously appeared in the Oscar-winning ‘Cold Mountain’ and ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’.
The White Stripes‘ new album ‘Icky Thump’ is due out in June.