Baz Luhrmann’s film (“Moulin Rouge!”) retraces the career of the famous rocker. A first excerpt features actor Austin Butler, who delivers a convincing performance.
Soon presented in world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the highly anticipated biopic Elvison the legend of American music, is revealed in a first extract featuring its main interpreter, Austin Butler, stunning in the role of “King”.
The two-minute clip shows Elvis Presley at the start of his career performing That’s All Right and perform his famous wiggle. The scene is narrated by Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks), impresario of the singer who sees in him “his destiny”.
Austin Butler embodies the role of the rock & roll legend over two decades, “from the rise of the singer to his unrivaled star status, against a backdrop of cultural upheaval and America’s discovery of the end of innocence”, according to the official synopsis.
See you on June 22
New Hollywood darling, Austin Butler, 30, has starred in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino. He will be one of the stars of the sequel to Duneswhere he will play the iconic role of Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen, previously played by Sting in David Lynch’s version.
Elvis is directed by Baz Luhrmann, a filmmaker known for his flamboyant style. Accustomed to Cannes, he is the only director to have presented two feature films at the opening of the Croisette with Red Mill! in 2001 and Gatsby the magnificent in 2013. Elvis hits theaters on June 22.