Elvisa biopic about Elvis Presley by Baz Luhrmann, starring Austin Butler, is revealed a little more in a new trailer focusing on the meteoric rise of the greatest rock star.
Elvis and the cinema is a matter that goes back a very long way. A young musical prodigy, Elvis Presley quickly became a movie star by performing in films that forged his image as a seductive-rebel, such as The rock of the penal colony (Jailhouse Rock) et Love in fourth gear (long live vegas). After his short but dazzling career which earned him the status of rock’n’roll legend, Elvis has remained a major figure in cinema thanks to numerous works of fiction which have paid homage to him.
Sung by Nicolas Cage in Sailor et Lulaportrayed by Val Kilmer in True Romancewhich became a hologram in Blade Runner 2049, the performer has been the subject of many cult scenes. But in Elvishe will be the center of attention.
It’s obviously Baz Luhrmann, the master of musical and visual excess behind Red Mill !, Romeo + Juliet et Ballroom Dancingwho took charge of transcribe the excess of the King and the phenomenal success of which he was a victimas seen in this new electric trailer.
One of the main issues in biopics is the choice of actors and actresses, and Baz Luhrmann surprised everyone by choosing Austin Butler, a young actor from the Disney Channel generation, discovered in series like Hannah Montana or The Wizards of Waverly Place (and who has since been cast in the sequel to Dune). But when the first trailer came out, we thought the Australian filmmaker had made the right choice.
After discovering the young prince in a frenzied extract fromElvis, we now discover him as a true King, adored, adulated, and on the rise. On stage, Elvis becomes a god, or rather a guru, who causes his fans an indescribable trance. Supported or even controlled by Colonel Parker, his lifelong impresario played by Tom Hanks, and above all the victim of a devastating success, the superstar will experience doubts and questionings.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley, an iconic couple
More Elvis will not only explore the musical career of the artist. Indeed, we discover in this trailer the parents of the King, interpreted by Helen Thompson and Richard Roxburgh; and especially Priscilla Ann Wagner, who will become Priscilla Presley, camped by Olivia DeJonge (The Visit). As he did in Gatsby the magnificentBaz Luhrmann will certainly explore the underside of sequins.
Since we hear Vegasthe cover of Doja Cat which samples Hound Dog by Big Mama Thornton (a title that became a hit after being taken over by the King), everything suggests that once again, Luhrmann will make short work of historical accuracy. With all due respect to purist critics of anachronism, there will not only be songs by Elvis in Elvisas shown by the list of artists present for the film, recently unveiled.
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In addition to Doja Cat, we will therefore hear Eminem, Maneskin (the Italian group that won Eurovision in 2021), the fabulous Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala and many others. It can also be noted thatElvis will pay homage to the black American musical culture that inspired the singer so muchespecially thanks to the characters of Little Richard (Alton Mason) and Big Mama Thornton (Shonka Dukureh).
To discover the film that will mark the return of Baz Luhrmann to the cinema, almost ten years later Gatsby the magnificentyou will have to wait until June 22, 2022.