Get ready to dance, sing, and (probably) cry. Warner Bros. has unveiled our first look at the upcoming musical drama Elvis.
The feature explores the life and music of international superstar Elvis Presley, as seen through his complicated relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. You can get your first look at Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as the Colonel below.
The feature comes from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. Which is pretty clear from the trailer, actually. If you’ve seen a Luhrmann film before (hello, Moulin Rouge!), you know the director has a pretty distinct visual style. Based on just this preview of Elvis, it’s clear this latest film will match that classic Luhrmann aesthetic.
Elvis dives into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker, spanning over two decades. The film chronicles Presley’s rise to fame and his unprecedented stardom, all within the dramatically shifting cultural landscape of America at that time. The story will also explore Presley’s relationship to Priscilla, played by Olivia DeJonge.
In addition to Butler, Hanks, and DeJonge, the film also stars Helen Thompson, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dacre Montgomery, Leon Ford, Kate Mulvany, Gareth Davies, Charles Grounds, Josh McConville, Adam Dunn, Yola, Alton Mason, Gary Clark Jr., and Shonka Dukureh.
Elvis and all his moves arrive in theaters June 24.
So, what did you think of the trailer? Are you interested to see Elvis Presley’s life story in a whole new way? Let us know in the comments below.
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