- Tom Hanks, Rufus Sewell, Austin Butler
- June 24th 2022
- Baz Luhrmann
Austin Butler portrays the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, in Baz Luhrmann’s unconventional biopic.
Given he was not well-known beforehand, Austin Butler was an unexpected choice to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic – but you’ll understand exactly why he was cast when you see the film.
Elvis tells the story of the music legend, but is surprisingly told the eyes of his shady manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
Parker guides us through their story – from him discovering Elvis and propelling his career, their disagreements during the 1968 comeback TV special and Elvis’ Las Vegas years.
The first half of this film moves a mile a minute and doesn’t really give the viewer a moment to settle into it.
It is classic Luhrmann -heavily stylised, manically edited, brash and extravagant.
It takes a scattershot approach to Elvis’ story so we only get a quick, surface-level idea of him in the early stages rather than the in-depth look we might have been expecting.
Thankfully, we finally get...