First Look | Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis
The world will be all shook up again this summer!
Let’s face it, there’s only one king of rock and roll. Elvis Presley. His songs and his sheer stage charisma have lived on forty-five years after his death. And it will continue to live on. It is still asked today, “Do you remember where you were when you heard that Elvis had died?”. And I do and always will. Many films have been made and released ever since that fateful day back on August 16th of 1977. The best film of them all remains John Carpenter’s “Elvis-The Movie.” Kurt Russell gave the world a performance that has never been bettered on screen. But maybe that is about to change.
Director Baz Luhrmann is bringing us his interpretation of the life of the king this summer. And the first trailer for the film has been released. Put on your blue suede shoes as we take a look:
The premise of the film is simple. It chronicles the life and career of the legendary king of rock and roll. From his early days as a young boy through to his sad demise. Actor Austin Butler has the daunting task of playing Elvis. But from what you can see, he has a good chance at pulling it off.
Tom Hanks will be playing the role of Elvis’ longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker in what could be a role for which he receives an Oscar nomination at next year’s awards.
OTHER CAST MEMBERS
Australian actress Olivia DeJonge appears as Priscilla Presley. Helen Thomson and Richard Roxburgh are playing Elvis’ parents, Gladys and Vernon Presley. While David Wenham as Hank Snow, Alton Mason as Little Richard, and Kelvin Harrison Jr as B.B.King will also make appearances.
“Elvis” will leave us all shook up in theatres when it shakes its hips on June 24th.
Will you be going to see this new film? Are you a fan of the king of rock and roll? Or do you think it’s past time to let Elvis rest in peace? Let us know your thoughts!
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
Carl Roberts is the News Editor for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!