Elvis Presley’s biopic, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, Elvis, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It was a global premiere. Elvis was previously slated for a simultaneous release on June 24, while the Cannes Film Festival is known to take place from May 17-28, 2022.
With the difference in the schedule, Variety on Tuesday (15/3) when the United States said that Elvis could not open the Cannes Film Festival unless Warner Bros. Pictures as the studio moved the date to May 17.
Cannes itself created a new rule a few years ago that required every opening night film to be released on the same day in French theaters. Meanwhile, the Cannes Film Festival will reportedly premiere the film Top Gun Maverick.
A number of other films are also rumored to be showing at the festival, such as Three Thousand Years of Longing, Crimes of the Future, Broker, and Decision to Leave.
The Elvis film previously released the premiere trailer featuring Austin Butler as Elvis Presley. The trailer is accompanied by voice narration from Tom Hanks who plays Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
The trailer then continues to the scene of Elvis’ early career appearance. He initially received ridicule from the audience, but things turned around after Elvis let out his voice.
He sings, plays guitar, and makes unique dance moves. Elvis’ charm made the audience go crazy and joined the dance until they screamed as if they wanted to grab the singer.
Elvis’ career took off and he appeared everywhere until he appeared on TV. But on the other hand, he is also haunted by tragedy after tragedy that follows.
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The trailer closes with the song Unchained Melody. The song accompanies the scenes of Elvis trying to find his identity again as well as showing that he has become the King of Rock and Roll.
Elvis is a musical biopic about the life and musical career of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley. This story explores the dynamics of Presley’s relationship with his manager, Tom Parker, over more than 20 years.
Starting from Presley’s journey to become a star, to his influence on culture that developed in the United States and even the world.
The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner. Elvis also stars Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJonge, and Natasha Bassett.
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