The first trailer for the upcoming biographical movie about Elvis Presley directed by Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge”, “The Get Down”) was released. In the film Austin Butler is Presley and Tom Hanks his enigmatic and sometimes dangerous manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
The film explores the life and music of the singer, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with Colonel Tom Parker. The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley.
The movie is set to release in theaters in North America on June 24, 2022, and internationally beginning 22 June 2022.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic:
Principal photography on “Elvis” took place in Queensland, Australia with the support of the Queensland Government, Screen Queensland and the Australian Government’s Producer Offset program.
Starring alongside Hanks and Butler, award-winning theatre actress Helen Thomson (“Top of the Lake”) plays Elvis’s mother, Gladys, Richard Roxburgh (“Moulin Rouge!”, “Hacksaw Ridge”) portrays Elvis’s father, Vernon, and DeJonge (“The Visit,” “Stray Dolls”) plays Priscilla.
Luke Bracey (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “Point Break”) plays Jerry Schilling, Natasha Bassett (“Hail, Caesar!”) plays Dixie Locke, David Wenham (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy) plays Hank Snow, Kelvin Harrison Jr. (“The Trial of the Chicago 7″) plays B.B. King, Xavier Samuel (“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) plays Scotty Moore, and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”) plays Jimmie Rodgers Snow.
Also in the cast, Dacre Montgomery (“Stranger Things,” “The Broken Heart Gallery”) plays TV director Steve Binder, alongside Australian actors Leon Ford (“Gallipoli,” “The Pacific”) as Tom Diskin, Kate Mulvany (“The Great Gatsby,” “Hunters”) as Marion Keisker. The cast also has Gareth Davies (“Peter Rabbit,” “Hunters”) as Bones Howe, Charles Grounds (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Camp”) as Billy Smith, Josh McConville (“Fantasy Island”) as Sam Phillips, and Adam Dunn (“Home and Away”) as Bill Black.
Other iconic musicians in the movie
To play additional iconic musical artists in the film, Luhrmann cast singer/songwriter Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, model Alton Mason as Little Richard, Austin, Texas native Gary Clark Jr. as Arthur Crudup, and artist Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton.