Elvis Presley, called “The King of Rock and Roll,” is the latest celebrity to be immortalized in a Hollywood film. One for the cash, two for the show, and three for preparing to see Elvis! The highly awaited Elvis Presley biography film is finally poised to launch in theaters in the summer of 2022, after repeated delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the first premier will be made at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Elvis: Release Date, Cast, And Tom Hanks As The Villain
Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS will explore the meteoric rise to fame of Mississippi-born Elvis Aaron Presley from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, as well as his rebellious performance style and African-American inspired sound, similar to how Rocketman followed the life of Elton John and Bohemian Rhapsody followed the life of Freddie Mercury.
Austin Butler, who plays Elvis Presley in ELVIS, has already generated a lot of talk following the release of the trailer ahead of the Cannes Film Festival. Elvis Presley died 45 years ago, longer than he was alive, and his life story is finally being told in a film. There have been a few TV efforts over the years, with actors like Kurt Russell donning the costume, but in the age of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, it was only a matter of time before The King followed suit. If only Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis film was half as good as these.
Elvis chronicles the 42-year life and career of the world’s best-selling solo artist, including every major hit. We explore his tumultuous ascent to popularity in more conservative times throughout the 1950s, honoring the African American gospel and blues traditions that inspired the performer. The focus then shifts to his famed 1968 Comeback Special before the Las Vegas residency jumpsuit era and his deterioration in the 1970s, skipping most of the 1960s when he did mostly poor pictures. In many ways, it’s a typical rock star biopic in the spirit of Walk The Line or Ray, but with a dash of Baz Luhrmann glitz and surrealism thrown in for good measure. Yet, as seen through recollections of Tom Hanks’ Colonel on his deathbed in 1997, the movie’s distinctive attraction is being absorbed in feeling Elvis Presley rather than watching him, as sequences whizz and dazzle along from the stars.
ELVIS chronicles Elvis Presley’s life and career, beginning with his early days as a certified superstar. The film will also explore the media frenzy surrounding his performances, acting career, and Vegas residency.
The complicated connection Presley had with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, will also be shown on ELVIS. Many feel Parker manipulated a young Presley throughout his career, even by refusing to let him perform abroad. Parker’s administration of Presley was determined to be “unethical” by a review done by assigned attorney Blanchard E. Tual in 1980. After a very long wait, Elvis is finally going to be released on the 24th of June, Friday. We can say Elvis is one of the most awaited movies. The trailer for Elvis is out; fans can watch the trailer.