‘Elvis’ Trailer: Austin Butler Stars in Baz Luhrmann Biopic

Tom Hanks plays Elvis Presley’s manager in the film, which hits theaters June 24.


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Fans of musical biofilms have a lot to look forward to right now. Timothée Chalamet is playing Bob Dylan in James Mangold’s “Going Electric” “Walk the Line”. Bradley Cooper is directing and starring in “Maestro” where he plays Leonard Bernstein. And “King Richard” director Reinaldo Marcus Green will direct the Bob Marley biopic starring Kingsley Ben-Adir. But one of the most anticipated musical movies is “ElvisBaz LuhrmannUpcoming movie by the legendary Elvis Presley.

The idea of ​​the flashy Australian director with a penchant for musical filmmaking to take on the role of a performing arts-loving singer seemed like a heavenly fit for many film fans as the project was first announced in 2014. The role of Elvis Presley – which has been played in other projects by everyone from Michael Shannon to Jonathan Rhys-Meyers – is hugely coveted, with the likes of Miles Teller , Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles are vying for the role. The job finally went to the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star. Austin Butlerand while the actor previously teased his “Elvis” look on his InstagramToday’s trailer gives fans their best look yet at Butler as the iconic pelvis-turning star.

“Elvis” also has stars Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s notorious manager. Olivia DeJonge plays Elvis Priscilla’s wife, while Kodi Smit-McPhee plays country legend Jimmie Rodgers. Yola Quartey plays Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Kelvin Harrison Jr plays BB King. Luhrmann directed the film from a script he co-wrote with Sam Bromell, Jeremy Doner and Craig Pearce.

“Elvis” has had a complicated road to the big screen, as production was shut down in March 2020 after Tom Hanks tested positive for COVID-19. News of Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson’s infection was one of the first dominoes to lead to a COVID-19 world shutdown in spring 2020. The film resumed production in Australia in September 2020, but delays forced some actors to leave. projects, including Maggie Gyllenhaal, who was originally attached to play Gladys Presley, Elvis’ mother. Gyllenhaal was replaced by Australian theater actress Helen Thomson.

“Elvis” hits theaters on Friday, June 24. Watch the first trailer below:

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