Warner Bros. Pictures has released the brand new trailer for Baz Luhrmann‘s upcoming biographical drama, ELVIS, which will be released in cinemas nationwide on 24th June 2022.
The film stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, alongside an ensemble cast including Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, Helen Thomson as Elvis’s mother, Gladys, Richard Roxburgh as Elvis’s father, Vernon, Luke Bracey as Jerry Schilling, Natasha Bassett as Dixie Locke, David Wenham as Hank Snow, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as B.B. King, Xavier Samuel as Scotty Moore, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Jimmie Rodgers Snow, as well as Dacre Montgomery as TV director Steve Binder, Leon Ford as Tom Diskin, Kate Mulvany as Marion Keisker, Gareth Davies as Bones Howe, Charles Grounds as Billy Smith, Josh McConville as Sam Phillips, Adam Dunn as Bill Black, Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Alton Mason as Little Richard, Gary Clark Jr. as Arthur Crudup, Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton.
ELVIS 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 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 (DeJonge).
Bad Lurhmann directed from a screenplay co-written by Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, and Jeremy Doner, based on a story by Luhrmann and Doner. The film is produced by Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, with Courtenay Valenti and Kevin McCormick as executive producers.