Almost ten years after the Great Gatsby, the whimsical Baz Luhrmann has taken up his camera to tackle the rock legend in a biopic shot in the midst of a pandemic in his native Australia. He canned the rise of Elvis Presley in an America shaken by major socio-cultural upheavals. It is the American actor Austin Butler who will play the King and who thus lands his first main role in the cinema, styling at the post Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Harry Styles and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He will give the reply to Tom Hanks, who plays his mysterious manager, Colonel Tom Parker, with whom he has a complex relationship, considered the “villain of this story” from the start of the trailer. Physical transformation and musical performances are on the agenda in this electric trailer. The Australian director of Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, who loves eccentricity and excess, will film the meteoric rise of Elvis Presley before he became the planetary star that we know. “If you want to explore the America of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, you cannot choose a more iconic life than that of Elvis Presley”, explained Baz Luhrmann in an interview. Elvis is expected in French dark rooms on June 22 and maybe at the Cannes Film Festival.
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