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Teller wants to play young Elvis

Miles Teller has said his dream is to play Elvis Presley on the big screen.

The Divergent actor said he thinks he looks a bit like the King of Rock 'n' Roll and he would be ideal to play him.

He told W magazine: "My main dream is to play Elvis. That's my goal.

"I think he and I look alike and do a lot of similar things well: sing, dance, and I think he played sports."

Miles, 27, said he wants to play "Young Elvis" rather than portraying the late star when he was battling ill-health, as he doesn't think anyone has ever done the singer justice when playing him in his younger years.

"They've never gotten that right," said the Whiplash actor.

"It's easy to do wrecked, bloated, and drug-addicted. I want to play characters who have the fever and win. It's harder."

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