- Publish Date
- Monday, 9 May 2022, 5:06PM
Get ready to put on your blue suede shoes because we've just had another look at Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic about the legendary King of Rock and Roll!
Unveiling a two-minute-long clip from the film, star Austin Butler can be seen in the role of Elvis Presley in the exact moment he realises how to make the women in the audience literally scream for him.
And even Priscilla Presley is impressed with his performance.
Taking to Instagram, Presley revealed how she and the late singer's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, were blown away by the footage.
Alongside the clip, she wrote: "I’ve seen Elvis the film, I watched the trailer over a dozen times. But the words I heard from my daughter on how much she loved the film and that Riley will love it too when she sees it brought tears. I relived every moment in this film. It took me a few days to overcome the emotions as it did with Lisa. Beautifully done Baz, Tom, Austin and Olivia."
The Warner Bros. film will explore Presley's life at three different stages of his career.
The first, his discovery; the second, his 1968 comeback special; and finally, a recreation of backstage footage from the 1970 documentary Elvis: That’s The Way It Is.
The film - which was filmed in Queensland, Australia - will also document the iconic singer's complicated relationship with his longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who will be portrayed by Tom Hanks.
Starring alongside Hanks and Butler will be Australian actress Olivia DeJonge in the role of the late singer’s wife, Priscilla.
The film's release date has been pushed back several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project will mark Luhrmann’s first film since his 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Elvis arrives in theaters June 24.