Debut scheduled for July 14ththe biopic of Elvis Presleystarring Austin Butler is brimming with anticipation and looks like it’s going to tackle some twists and turns in the King of Rock’s life.
During your participation in Cinemaconthe director Baz Luhrmann compared the feature to superhero movies.
In an interview, the The Hollywood Reporterthe filmmaker declared his love for characters like Superman and Batman, and joked that Elvis He was the people’s first superhero.
“I see Elvis as a kind of hero, he is the original superhero. He appeared out of nowhere and flew so high that he found his kryptonite, causing him to collapse. But he also found love. This is a beautiful and powerful tragedy. When I watched the first preview, I thought: You know what? It looks like a superhero movie’.”
He also commented on the songs present in the feature and guaranteed that it will honor the artist’s trajectory.
“You will hear the classics. You will see the story of Elvis and he will be honored. That’s why I love biopics, but it’s not just about one character, right? This is a historical representation of America in the 50s, 60s and 70s, times represented by Elvis: The Rebel, Elvis: The Highest Paid Actor in Hollywood and Elvis: The Living Legend. The icon trapped in that hotel less than ten minutes from here, by a man named Colonel Tom Parker… But we also managed to bring this icon closer to a younger generation, it’s a mix that explores why his image and his music remain alive.”
Recalling that the biopic will be shown for the first time at the next edition of the Cannes Festival, which will take place in May this year (via Collider).
Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge and the director Baz Luhrmann will be present at the film’s release. This is not the first time that Luhrmann participates in the event, as ‘Moulin Rouge: Love in Red’ e ‘O Grande Gatsby’two of his best-known projects, were also shown at Cannes.
The Festival will take place between the days May 17 and 28, 2022.
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The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamics between Presley and Parker over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and America’s loss of innocence. At the center of this journey is one of the most important and influential people in Elvis’ life, Priscilla Presley (DeJonge).
The cast also has Dacre Montgomery, Natasha Bassett, Xavier Samuel, Richard Roxburgh, Ellen Thomson, Kate Mulvany, Charles Grounds, Josh McConville, Adam Dunn, Leon Ford e Gareth Davies.
The couple Presley would originally be lived by Rufus Sewell e Maggie Gyllenhaalwho ended up abandoning the project due to delays in recording caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.