A new excerpt from the biopic Elvis features Presley’s signature, crowd-pleasing dance moves with a dramatic cinematic flourish. The next biographical drama Elvis, directed by acclaimed Australian director Baz Luhrmann, follows the life, legend and career of famed rock-n-roll singer and movie star Elvis Presley. Presley became a cultural icon for his influential rock music styles and energetic, sexual personality during the 1950s and 1960s. Actor Austin Butler will portray the titular character, a role he landed after being considered alongside Harry Styles, Miles Teller and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, among other high-profile actors.
The highly anticipated Elvis The film is adapted from a screenplay written by Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, with a story by Luhrmann and Doner. Accompanying Butler in the lead role includes Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, and Helen Thompson and Richard Roxburgh as Presley’s mother and father. In addition to chronicling the breadth of his life and career, Elvis will focus in particular on Presley’s relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker, played in the film by Tom Hanks.
An exciting new clip from Elvis shared by Pictures from Warner Bros. reveals a glimpse into Butler’s moves as a magnetic rock-n-roll star. The two-minute trailer shows Butler as Presley, wearing an oversized pink and black suit with his dark hair slicked effortlessly into his signature style. He energetically strums his guitar to the song “Hayride” as he shows off his dance moves to a screaming crowd of surprised but adoring women.
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This last Elvis trailer shows off Luhrmann’s signature flair for dramatic and sensational musical storytelling. This is something that has also been featured in his previous films, such as red Mill, Romeo + Juliet, Gatsby the magnificent and Luhrmann’s first hit, Ballroom strictly. Lurhmann’s style effectively lends itself to the energy and glamorous exuberance indicative of the rise of rock-n-roll culture in the 1950s, as well as the revolutionary trajectory of Presley’s career and stardom. . Likewise, the director’s history of crafting movies that are either musicals or that heavily reference and involve music and pop culture proves he’s perfectly suited to helm a story like Elvis.
The film and its production have been a long work in progress, with initial announcements for the project appearing all the way back in 2014. As Elvis’ the release date is finally approaching after a delay due to COVID-19, buzz continues to fly about how the film will portray the beloved Presley, as well as how it could live up to the success of others musical biopics from previous years, such as The Rocket Man and Bohemian Rhapsody. Elvis will premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival this year, before hitting the US on June 24, 2022, when Presley’s famous moves will receive a whole new audience.
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- Elvis (2022)Release date: June 24, 2022
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