Fans left disappointed Austin Butler "looks more like John Travolta" in upcoming Elvis biopic

Publish Date
Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 5:56PM

After years of waiting, the first official trailer for Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic about the legendary King of Rock and Roll was released last week.

However, fans were left disappointed by star Austin Butler, as they believe he looks more like a young John Travolta than Elvis Presley.

Taking to social media, fans voiced their confusion over the casting choice while others also slammed Butler for not looking like he embodied the role.

"I don't know man, I don't see Elvis. Austin's face is too pretty for that. I don't feel the blues," wrote one viewer.

"He looks more like John Travolta than Elvis Presley," said another.

"This looks awful. He doesn't look like him … right?" someone else added.

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.

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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.