“I just gotta get the most out of this thing while I can,” we hear in the 15-second clip, which Luhrmann (Gatsby the magnificent, red Mill) tweeted Monday. “This could all be over in a flash.” The video, available below, precedes a full trailer on Thursday.
Land details for Elviswhich hits theaters on June 24, has been closely watched since the project was announced in 2019. And obviously many of the details are still under wraps: the teaser mainly features the king’s back, with just enough hips and legs trembling to clarify the character.
In his tweet, Luhrmann used the hashtag #TCB, a reference to Presley’s band name and the singer’s motto, “Taking Care of Business.”
Colonel Parker played an important role in Presley’s rise to fame. Although he was never involved in choosing the songs Presley performed, he began handling bookings and promotion early in Presley’s career before becoming his manager. Parker also secured Presley’s recording contract with RCA and later helped him transition to Hollywood. Other real-life characters played by Hanks include Jim Lovell in Apollo 13airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger in defileand Mister Rogers in A beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Austin Butlerwho appeared in the movies of 2019 The dead don’t die and Once upon a time in Hollywood, plays the role of Elvis. Luhrmann said in a statement, “We carefully sought an actor who could evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the performer’s inner vulnerability.” Like Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian RhapsodyButler is a lesser-known actor (at least for now) playing a legendary musician.
The filming of Elvis was not without challenges. Production was halted in March 2020 after Hanks contracted COVID-19 in Australia, where the film was filmed. The actor and his wife, Rita Wilsonwere among the first artists to reveal a positive diagnosis when the pandemic first hit, and the two quarantined for two weeks in Australia before returning to the United States. The pandemic delayed work on the film for six months, and Hanks was able to return to Australia. and resume filming in September 2020.
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