Starring Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) as Elvis, Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) as Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker, Olivia DeJonge (The Visit) as Elvis’ wife Priscilla, Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Waves) as B.B. King, and Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge) as Vernon Presley, Elvis’s father, Baz Luhrmann has shared the first footage from his forthcoming biopic of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, which you can check out below….
— Baz Luhrmann (@bazluhrmann) November 15, 2021
The untitled film will explore the life and music of Presley through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The story will delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America, covering the rock legend’s growth from dirt-poor singer to global icon.
Warner Bros. also announced that the film was being pushed back from June 3rd 2022 to June 24th.
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