Now we know when we can watch the long-awaited movie about Elvis Presley life and work. The feature, which will have Austin Butler as the King, hits theaters on October 1, 2021.
The upcoming untitled film is directed by iconic Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Get Down), and will still feature Tom Hanks in the cast. The actor will play Col. Tom Parker, legendary manager of Elvis.
The feature is written by Luhrmann alongside Craig Pearce, with whom he also wrote Moulin Rouge! (2001) and The Great Gatsby (2013).
According to Warner Studios’ description, the idea is to “immerse yourself in the complex dynamics of Elvis Presley and Col. Tom Parker, from the rise of Elvis to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the development of the cultural scene and the loss of innocence in the United States.”
Having a great time in his career, the actor was in The Carrie Diaries, Arrow and will also appear in Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s new movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
Remember that one of the names listed for the role of Elvis was the singer Harry Styles.
Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience.
Presley, on rhythm acoustic guitar, and accompanied by lead guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues.
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