Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley drama wants you to ‘watch this skinny boy turn into a superhero’

The biographical drama genre is a big hit in the film industry these days. Movies such as Tammy Faye’s eyes, spencerand Gucci House are just a few of the recent films of this nature to hit the silver screen. As a result, they tend to attract big talent and an audience interested in their real-life counterpart. Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann takes on Elvis Presley in official feature film Elvis trailer.

Elvis Presley is the real “king of rock and roll”

Austin Butler as Elvis Presley | Images by Hugh Stewart/Warner Bros.

Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi before moving to Memphis, Tennessee at age 13. He launched his musical career in 1954 with producer Sam Phillips. His career took off with his first RCA Victor single, “Heartbreak Hotel”. Presley quickly became the face and voice of a new rock and roll sound that captivated the United States.

The music star’s popularity spread to film with his debut in 1956 love me tenderly. Presley relaunched his career after returning from his military draft. As a result, he would go on to make some of his biggest hits, solidifying him as the “king of rock and roll.” Presley was an international star, who died suddenly in 1977.

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Trailer Shows ‘Skinny Boy Turned Into A Superhero’

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by Luhrmann Elvis got an official trailer which previews the upcoming biographical drama. It describes Presley’s journey through stardom. Once upon a time in Hollywood actor Austin Butler plays the king of rock and roll. He has the signature haircut and demeanor required for the role.

the Elvis The trailer opens with the main character himself, with a voiceover from Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). He talks about how some people would make him the villain of this particular story.

The sequence returns to Presley’s childhood in a church tent with Parker’s narration speaking of fate. Then the Elvis trailer splice his childhood and years later as he transitioned to gospel music as a child and took to the stage in front of huge audiences as an adult.

However, an audience member heckles him about his haircut. Parker explains how he saw “this skinny boy turn into a superhero”. Presley’s voice and body movements instantly generate a huge reaction from the crowd, with Parker explaining that the musician is his destiny.

the Elvis trailer begins to show his rise to fame and the culture clash he encountered regarding his music and dancing. This establishes the film’s conflict, as he faces powerful people and law enforcement. Great tragedies, like the assassinations of Kennedy and Martin Luther King, haunt him.

The rest of the trailer shows Presley’s relationship with religion, music, and the fear of being forgotten.

Baz Luhrmann makes his first movie comeback since 2013’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

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Luhrmann is the filmmaker behind other major musical projects, such as Red Mill! and Ballroom strictly. He recently hit the big screen with Gatsby the magnificent, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Luhrmann has experience working with various pieces of legendary source material. Plus, he knows how to make the on-screen visuals sing.

Presley fans sing praises in the comments of the Elvis trailer. Butler pulls out all the stops to deliver the looks, manners and personality of the King of Rock and Roll. It’s clear that this is a passion project made with love and respect for the legendary icon.

Elvis hits theaters on June 24.

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