Austin Butler as Elvis Presley is seen for the first time in the film.
The first footage from Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic about Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has been released.
The trailer showed scenes from the late 1960s, implying that the film will cover multiple periods in the King’s life.
Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s manager, is played by Tom Hanks in the yet-untitled film.
On Monday, Luhrmann tweeted, “Made a little something to let you good people know we are taking care of business on June 24, 2022,” referring to the film’s planned release date.
The teaser has plenty of glitzy Luhrmann touches, as one would expect from the director of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo (plus) Juliet, The Great Gatsby: A New York Film Festival Film, and Netflix’s The Get Down.
The footage is set to a slow version of “Suspicious Minds,” and includes a shot from the film’s Comeback Special scene from 1968.
Before the “Taking Care of Business” logo appears, there’s a shot of Presley dressed in an all-white Vegas-style suit.
Monday is Elvis Monday.
After Warner Bros. announced the new release date Luhrmann mentioned in his tweet, the footage was released.
According to Deadline, the film was supposed to be released on June 3, 2022, but it was pushed back to June 24, 2022.
Warner Bros., which is releasing the film worldwide except in Lurhmann’s home country of Australia and New Zealand, will not give it an HBO Max release date like it did for its 2021 releases.
After Paramount postponed Transformers: Rise of the Beasts to June 9, 2023, the Elvis film became available on June 24.
Sony’s Where the Crawdads Sing, produced by Reese Witherspoon, is the only other film opening on June 24.
Presley’s 20-year relationship with Parker, one of music’s strangest figures, will be chronicled in Luhrmann’s film.
Parker was never a true colonel, and he kept his Dutch ancestry hidden for years.
He discovered Elvis Presley in 1955 and had complete control over his career until his comeback in 1968.
Until Presley’s death in 1977, Parker remained Presley’s manager.
Until Presley’s death in 1997, he served as the estate manager.
The Elvis Presley film’s cast…
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Elvis Presley Movie Reveals First Look at Austin Butler as the King
— Baz Luhrmann (@bazluhrmann) November 15, 2021