Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet) returns with his bombastic signature take on The King of Rock and Roll himself, led astonishingly by Austin Butler. From childhood, to rising fame and unprecedented stardom, Elvis follows Presley’s complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) through their twenty years of highs and lows. While his blend of blues, resonant voice and gyrating hips draw screaming crowds and shake up controversy, Elvis also navigates his personal life with Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge) and his parents Gladys (Helen Thomson) and Vernon (Richard Roxburgh). A musical fairy tale tribute to The King bursting with glittery razzmatazz, Elvis demands the cinema experience.
Why You Should See This Film
We couldn’t dream of a more boisterous, glittery pairing of showmen than Elvis and Baz. Austin Butler takes on the most impersonated person ever with remarkably fresh charisma, portraying an Elivs somewhere between the myth and the man, all the while nailing his electric moveset. In true Luhrmann fashion, the soundtrack boasts Presley’s greatest hits among original tracks and covers from a huge line up of musicians including Doja Cat, Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Tame Impala, Denzel Curry, Ceelo Green, Eminem, Swae Lee, Diplo and many more. Receiving a twelve-minute standing ovation at Cannes, Elvis is one of this year’s must see films.
- Year: 2022
- Rating: M
- Director: Baz Luhrmann
- Cast: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJonge
- Duration: 159 minutes
- Language: English