‘Elvis’: Austin Butler ascends to the Olympus of rock in the final trailer of the Baz Luhrmann biopic
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“At that moment, Elvis the man was sacrificed…and Elvis the god was born”. This is how the final trailer of the biopic of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, directed by Baz Luhrmann, whose theatrical release will take place on June 24after passing through the Cannes Festival.
Showcasing the characteristic radiance and visual energy of the director of ‘Moulin Rouge’, the new trailer for ‘Elvis’ takes us back to the 1950s to narrate the birth of the icon and his ascent to the Olympus of music. The film explores the life and career of Presley, played by Austin Butler, through his complex relationship with Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.
The story delves into the dynamic between the singer and his enigmatic manager, spanning 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his establishment as a musical icon and protagonist of a cultural revolution that for many symbolized the loss of innocence in the United States. In addition, the film delves into the relationship between Elvis and Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge), one of the most important and influential people in his life.
Rounding out the cast are Helen Thomson as Elvis’s mother, Gladys, Richard Roxburgh as Vernon, his father, as well as Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Dacre Montgomery among others. to interpret to other iconic musiciansLuhrmann has cast singer-songwriter Yola as sister Rosetta Tharpe, model Alton Mason as Little Richard, Texan Gary Clark Jr. as Arthur Crudup, and Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae ‘Big Mama’ Thornton.
And it wouldn’t be a Baz Luhrmann film without a soundtrack to match the circumstances. Although we already knew some of the names that participated in the film, together with the premiere of the trailer, the complete list of artists that make up the film has been officially announced. the musical repertoire of the film, where rock, rap, country and pop go hand in hand.
In addition to Butler, who performs Elvis songs himself, and the actors who bring to life the musical legends featured in the film, the soundtrack features an eclectic cast of stars including Eminem, Game Impala, Stevie Nick, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves, Måneskin, Doja Cat, Diplo or Chris Isaakwho will contribute their personal styles in new versions of the king of rock.