'The Identical' Is Not About Elvis, Says Seth Green

September 5, 2014 4:01 PM

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He’s got jet-black hair, a booming voice and a Graceland-like estate — but Drexel Hemsley, the fictional rock-and-roll star in The Identical, now in theaters, is no Elvis Presley. Rather, the film takes a footnote from Presley’s biography — that he had an identical twin who died at birth — and turns it into the movie’s central hypothetical: While Drexel becomes a national celebrity, what if an unknown but equally talented twin were also trying to make his own way in the world?

“I’ve had a lot of people approach me and say, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you were such an Elvis fan,’” says Seth Green, who plays the best friend of Ryan Wade, the other twin and the film’s protagonist. “This movie just uses the notion of Elvis’ twin brother dying at birth to tell a story about nature-vers...

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