- Publish Date
- Friday, 18 February 2022, 9:39AM
Get ready to put on your blue suede shoes because the first official trailer for Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic about the legendary King of Rock and Roll is finally here!
And yes, that really is star Austin Butler singing as Elvis.
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.