First look at Austin Butler as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann biopic


The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will rise once more.

Although “Elvis” gained’t be hitting the massive display till 2022, director Baz Luhrmann gave followers a candy style of his upcoming musical biopic on Monday.

The Australian filmmaker, 59, shared a quick teaser of actor Austin Butler (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”) as the legendary musician.

While the clip didn’t present Butler, 30, in his full-on Elvis Presley-enveloped glory, it nonetheless obtained followers all shook up.

Set to a slower model of the Presley tune, “Suspicious Minds,” the teaser merely confirmed Butler’s leather-based jacket-covered again as he slowly glided by way of movie units and golf equipment along with his entourage.

The clip signed off with a gold emblem displaying the initials TCB, which stood for “Taking Care of Business.” The time period is what Presley named his band in 1969 after spending a number of years in Hollywood.

“Elvis” will chronicle Presley’s rise to fame as effectively as a look into his working relationship along with his supervisor Colonel Tom Parker, performed by Tom Hanks.

“Made a little something to let you good people know we are taking care of business on June 24, 2022,” Luhrmann’s tweet with the teaser learn.

Austin Butler most not too long ago performed assassin Charles “Tex” Watson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”
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The drama’s cast consists of Olivia DeJonge, Yola Quartey, Luke Bracey, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Dacre Montgomery and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Luhrmann co-wrote the script alongside Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner.

“Elvis” would be the “Moulin Rouge” director’s first movie since 2013’s “The Great Gatsby.”

“Elvis” is the Australian director’s first theatrical movie since his Twenties-era drama “The Great Gatsby” in 2013.
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Filming started in January 2020 in Australia, nonetheless, manufacturing was halted in March after Hanks and his spouse Rita Wilson examined optimistic for COVID-19. In September of that year, taking pictures resumed.

Before Butler was cast as the Tennessee rocker in 2019, many younger Hollywood stars had been in the operating. Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller had been among the many names thrown into the combo to painting Presley.

Butler dons a leather-based jacket in the teaser.
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“I knew I couldn’t make this film if the casting wasn’t absolutely right, and we searched thoroughly for an actor with the ability to evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist,” Luhrmann said in a statement to Variety at the time of the casting announcement.

The biopic shall be launched on June 24, 2022, and is about to drop on HBO Max 45 days after its cinematic debut.