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‘Elvis’ Movie Trailer: Your First Look at the King

The long-awaited musical biopic “Elvis,” starring Austin Butler as the King and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, finally has a trailer.

From the “Moulin Rouge!” and “Romeo + Juliet” director Baz Luhrmann comes this take on the origins of the Mississippi-bon superstar known for his string of sounds like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and Hound Dog,” as well as his worldwide fame and impact on music and entertainment.

The film explores the life and music of Presley, played by actor Austin Butler (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks).

The story delves further into the couple’s complex dynamics that spanned more than 20 years, “from Presley’s rise to stardom to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the changing cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America,” according to Warner Bros. to the story of the film: Priscilla Presley, here played by Olivia DeJonge.

Butler is a California-born actor with only a few movie credits, but you might remember him as Tex Watson in Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

The film also stars Yola Quartey as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Luke Bracey as Jerry Schilling, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as BB King, and Alton Mason as Little Richard.

Baz Luhrmann is well known for his large-scale productions with major movie stars and popular soundtracks, including “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes, “Moulin Rouge!” with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor and “The Great Gatsby” also starring DiCaprio with Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.

Watch the trailer above.


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