Austin Butler Stars as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' Movie Full Trailer
"I can't move, I can't sing." Warner Bros has revealed the first full-length (an epic 3 minutes!) trailer for Elvis, the next ravishing Baz Luhrmann musical arriving in theaters this year. It has been delayed for a while and is finally set for release in theaters starting June this summer. The movie chronicles the life and career of rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler (seen in Yoga Hosers, The Dead Don't Die, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, "The Shannara Chronicles") as the musician. The huge cast includes Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Luke Bracey, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dacre Montgomery, David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh, Kate Mulvany, Elizabeth Cullen, & Natasha Bassett, plus Kelvin Harrison Jr. as B.B. King, and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley. This has tons of massive set pieces and stage performances and so much more, spanning his childhood and first performance and massive success. This looks fantastic! It's always exciting to see Luhrmann go all out with something grand like this.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, direct from WB's YouTube:
Set against an evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America, Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis movie covers the rock legend’s growth from dirt-poor singer to global icon, seen through the prism of his complex relationship over two decades with manager Colonel Tom Parker (played by Tom Hanks). Presley reached a level of stardom matched only by the Beatles before his death in 1977 at the age of 42. This currently untitled Elvis Presley project, formerly known as Kat King or also just Elvis, is directed by acclaimed Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, director of the movies Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, Australia, and The Great Gatsby previously. The screenplay is written by Sam Bromell, Baz Luhrmann, and Craig Pearce. Produced by Gail Berman, Catherine Martin, Patrick McCormick, Andrew Mittman, Schuyler Weiss, and Baz Luhrmann. Warner Bros is now ready to debut Luhrmann's Elvis movie in theaters everywhere starting on June 24th, 2022 coming up this summer. First impression? Thoughts?