For the money, the show, and the Elvis show, there are three ways to get ready: When the COVID-19 epidemic delayed the release of the highly anticipated Elvis Presley biography movie for several years, it has now been announced that it would premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022.
It was revealed on April 4, 2022, during a film festival, along with a previously unseen picture from the film. Austin Butler's portrayal of the King of Rock and Roll (as well as his famed manager) appears to be preserved in the image. Tom Parker, Army Col (a.k.a. Oscar winner Tom Hanks in a lot of makeup).
Elvis director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann told Entertainment Weekly that great storytellers like Shakespeare “didn't really do biographies,” at a virtual press conference for the film. As a result, “they took a life and utilized it to investigate a wider concept.”
After successfully adapting Romeo + Juliet for the big screen in 1996, director Steven Soderbergh is now tackling Elvis Presley's legendary life story from the early days of rock and roll in his trademark way. It is predicted that the movie will transcend the King, as Luhrmann dubbed Presley's biography a “wonderful canvas to explore the United States” in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Here's all you need to know about Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic, from the soundtrack to the star-studded cast, before the late musical icon's larger-than-life narrative unfolds.
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After years of delays, it appears that Elvis will finally have a theatrical release befitting of a king when the film opens in cinemas on Friday, June 24th, 2022.
What Is Elvis About?
According to reports, the film will center on the latter two decades of Presley's life. ‘I mean, it's a legendary existence that he lived…. [Presley's] 42 years are three wonderful lives compressed into a relatively short amount of time,' director Baz Luhrmann stated, according to the Daily Mail. This movie will also go at Presley's connection with Parker, who negotiated his recording deal with RCA and was an enormous influence on the singer during his time in the spotlight, as indicated by the teaser.
Who Plays Elvis Presley in Elvis?
In the building is Elvis, er, Austin, as it were. Butler, who has been in adolescent television dramas such as The Carrie Diaries and Switched at Birth, as well as the Quentin Tarantino, feature Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, knows a thing or two about being a heartthrob himself… In the heart of Hollywood.
Butler will be stepping into some very large (blue suede) shoes in this capacity. In order to prepare for the film, he worked with a voice coach as well as movement coach Polly Bennett (who also instructed Rami Malek for the Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Butler stated during a press conference that “when I began the process, I went out to get my voice to sound exactly like my own.” “It instills a sense of dread. So that stoked the embers of the fire. I worked as a voice coach for a year before we began filming,” says the actor.
Butler was not the only actor who was supposedly considered for the lead part, as Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, and Harry Styles were all reportedly considered as well during the star-studded hunt for the leading man.
Luhrmann appears to be pleased with the final casting choice, as he recently told the Daily Mail Australia that Butler will achieve a new level of renown as a result of the part. “Austin is going to make himself a sensation; he is amazing in the film,” the director said of the actor. “I don't normally comment on the performances in my films, but he is just wonderful.”
Is It Austin Butler Singing in Elvis?
Butler, like Elvis Presley, is a triple threat. Butler, in addition to acting (and learning the musician's characteristic swinging hip motions), performs lead vocals on some of the icon's early recordings. Later recordings, on the other hand, include his voice combined with Elvis Presley's.
“We came out with an uncommon language, a musical language for the picture,” Luhrmann stated in a press conference, according to the Daily News. “We came out with an unusual language, a musical language for the film.” From around the 1960s on, Austin would perform all of the young Elvis songs, but we would combine it with the actual Elvis songs.”
Cast of Elvis
Hanks and Butler aren't the only stars of the musical biography, which also stars Jennifer Hudson. The part of Priscilla Presley, Elvis' wife, is played by Australian actress Olivia DeJonge, a relative newcomer to the Hollywood scene.
“Olivia is capable of manifesting the complex depth and presence that has made Priscilla Presley an icon in her own right,” Luhrmann previously stated in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Priscilla Presley is capable of manifesting the complex depth and presence that has made Priscilla Presley an icon in her own right.” “She's a really brilliant young actress who serves as the ideal foil to Austin's [Butler] Elvis,” says the critic.
The star-studded cast also includes:
- Claydon Jay as preteen Elvis Presley
- Dacre Montgomery as Steve Binder
- Helen Thomson as Gladys Presley
- Richard Roxburgh as Vernon Presley
- Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Alton Mason as Little Richard
- Kelvin Harrison Jr. as B.B. King
Trailer for Elvis
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There a New Elvis Movie Coming Out?
Amidst several delays caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the highly anticipated Elvis Presley biography film is finally slated to hit the big screen in the summer of 2022—but not before it has its global premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
Where Can I Watch Elvis Movie 2022?
After experiencing delays as a result of the pandemic, Elvis will now be released in theatres in the United Kingdom and other worldwide markets on June 22, 2022. The Elvis biopic will be released in the United States two days later, on June 24. HBO Max customers will be able to watch the picture just 45 days after it opens in theatres nationwide.
Who Is Playing Elvis in the New Elvis Movie?
Austin Butler is a songwriter and musician from the United States.
Elvis will be played by Austin Butler.
Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, The Dead Don't Die) was the winner of a five-actor run-off for the role of Elvis Presley, beating out Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort, and others to land the role of the King of Pop.