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Catch A First Look Of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley Biopic

Along with sharing the first teaser trailer of the film, Baz Luhrmann also announced its the release date. Get all the details here!
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Since suspicious minds were wondering, the Elvis Presley biopic is on its way.

In fact, director Baz Luhrmann shared the official teaser trailer earlier this week and announced the release date for the film.

So, go ahead and grab your sequenced jumpsuit, blue suede shoes, and your sunglasses, because we’re all going to be jamming to some jailhouse rock next summer. 

Teaser Trailer Gives Fans a Glimpse of Elvis

The film, which stars Austin Butler as Elvis, is set to be released on June 24, 2022. Luhrmann shared the news in a tweet on Monday, November 15, which also included a little twenty-second clip.

“Elvis Monday,” he wrote. “Made a little something to let you good people know we are taking care of business on June 24, 2022. #Elvis #TCB.”

As to be expected in a movie about Elvis, the short clip is full of glitz, glam, and great costumes. The footage is accompanied by a slowed-down version of “Suspicious Minds” and even includes a shot of the ‘68 Comeback Special scene, which was a big moment for Presley.

Oh, and how could we ever forget the iconic white jumpsuit?!

Film Was Expected to be Released Earlier

The film was expected to be released earlier than June 24, 2022, but had to be pushed back a number of times due to the pandemic.

In fact, Tom Hanks, who is playing Elvis’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, was diagnosed with COVID-19 while filming in Australia in 2020.

Tom Hanks red carpet

And, according to a Warner Bros. press release, the film will cover Presley’s life and music through his “complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.”

Butler Beat Out Major Stars For the Role

As to be expected with a role as coveted as Elvis, plenty of Hollywood’s best and brightest auditioned for the part, including Harry Styles, Miles Teller, and Ansel Elgort. 

But, after screen testing a number of actors, Luhrmann decided Butler was the right man for the job. 

Austin Butler

“I knew I couldn’t make this film if the casting wasn’t absolutely right, and we searched thoroughly for an actor with the ability to evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist,” Luhrmann said in a statement when the casting decision was announced.

“I had heard about Austin Butler from his stand-out role opposite Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway, and through a journey of extensive screen testing and music and performance workshops, I knew unequivocally that I had found someone who could embody the spirit of one of the world’s most iconic musical figures.”

And, along with starring Butler and Hanks, the film will also feature Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, Luke Braey as Jerry Schilling, Kevin Harrison Jr. as B.B. King, and Yola Quarterly as Sister Rosetta Tharpe.