There’s not anyone more like Baz Luhrmann. His style and aesthetics are unquestionably impressive. Everything else in his films is lacking in some areas. His next film, “Elvis,” has the potential to beat him. We’ll know when it hits theaters in June.
The biopic will star Austin Butler as the King of Rock and Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker. Olivia DeJonge and Dacre Montgomery will also be in the film.
This is Luhrmann’s first film in nine-years. This is his first movie after 2013’s “The Great Gatsby.” Luhrmann wrote the script with Sam Bromwell and Craig Pearce.
The film’s first trailer was released in February. There’s nothing other information to know about it. The film is typical of Luhrmann’s extravagant and extravagant style. Viewers will receive their first glimpses of the film when it debuts in 2022 at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Austin Butler is as convincing as Elvis can look. A lot of people have said that Austin Butler might not be an adequate actor to play Elvis. However, Butler is able to mimic Elvis vocals and movements far better than anyone could have imagined. His strength is proving to be a reliable source for him, as he is able to play alongside famous Tom Hanks.
Butler was a vocal coach for this monumental role even before shooting. According to Butler that he sang the original tune in the film.
“When I started the process I was trying to make my voice identical. This creates fear. The fire was lit,” Butler stated.
The story is divided into three parts: Elvis as an infant in which he draws the majority of his inspiration from black gospel music, Elvis’ career beginnings, and the final days prior to his demise. To sound more like the famous singer, Butler’s vocals are later included in Elvis his recording.
Butler continued to talk about the hours spent studying The King’s voice, and how he listened to it as close as possible.
It’s clear that the film is highly anticipated. This biopic is the first major motion picture biography about the famous singer. There are very few films about Elvis despite him being such an iconic. Kurt Russell played him in a 1979 TV movie, produced by John Carpenter and “Elvis & Nixon” (2016) in which Elvis is played by Michael Shannon. Jonathan Rhys Meyers won a Golden Globe in 2005 for Best Actor, Miniseries or Television Film for his performance of Mr. Presley.