Elvis movie

After cryptically stating that a "friend" had encouraged him to seek out the role of Elvis Presley, Butler finally acknowledged her identity.
Over three years ago, Hudgens recalled telling Butler, her then-boyfriend, that he needed to play Elvis Presley. This week, Butler shared a similar anecdote.
The actor, singer and former second-grade teacher who played Big Mama Thornton in Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" movie was 44.