Over the last few weeks, Baz Luhrmann has been posting pictures of Elvis Presley as part of his “Elvis Mondays” in the run-up to the release of his biopic of The King. Now, after months of waiting, the Moulin Rouge director has shared a proper teaser. He wrote on his Instagram Stories: “Hey good people you won’t believe what I’ve found in my bottom drawer. Something you’ve been asking for for a very long time. Let’s just say… it’s time to really TCB. Heads up, it will be on my new TikTok in the next 24hrs. I invite you to be the first in the world to see it.”
Upon heading to Baz’s brand new TikTok page, the director shared an Elvis movie trailer tease. The 59-year-old captioned the post: “Hey, it’s time to TCB! I’ll have a trailer to share with you all on Thursday…”
The short tease begins with Austin Butler’s take on the star being approached by his manager Colonel Tom Parker at a carnival.
We then see The King performing on stage in the 1950s as screaming girls reach out to him, before a clip of the recreation of his 1968 Comeback Special.
The footage ended with Elvis in one of his iconic jumpsuits, performing at one of his Las Vegas residencies in the 1970s.
Joining Butler and Hanks in the Warner Bros blockbuster is Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, the only woman Elvis ever married.
The King’s parents Vernon and Gladys will be played by Richard Roxburgh and Helen Thomson.
Shot in Baz’s native Australia, the production consulted Graceland for accuracy in recreating The King’s home as it will appear in the movie.
Elvis hits cinemas on June 24, 2022.
Published at Mon, 14 Feb 2022 18:17:00 +0000