Baz Luhrmann excitedly declares the Elvis Presley biopic as a film story no less than that of a superhero!
The Elvis Presley biopic titled Elvis will hit the theaters soon. It showcases the life and career of the great legend who gave birth and life to the music industry.
Baz Luhrmann was spotted at the CinemaCon and he explained that “this isn’t really a biopic.” Rather, the movie “is about America in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s,” viewed through the prism of Presley’s astronomical rise and fall.
“You will hear the classics, you will see the story of Elvis, but we’ve also translated that for a younger generation.”
The life and the career of the legendary King of rock n roll will be taken to the big screen in just a few weeks now. The role of the iconic musician will be played by Austin Butler.
Tom Hanks will also play an important role in the film. A sneak peek of the upcoming film was released where the young actor, named Austin Butler was seen acting out the trademark Elvis moves in gelled black hair.
The movie looks very pleasing as a small snippet was released with Tom Hanks narration in the back in an extremely domineering and swooping in a thick accent of Dutch, just the way Elvis manager used to talk back in the days.
“In that moment, Elvis the man was sacrificed and Elvis the god was born,” Tom Hanks says in voiceover, in thick Dutch accent as Presley’s personal manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Butler received an overwhelming response from the crowd as he entered the stage at the Caesars palace.
He was joined by Baz Luhrmann.
“If it feels a bit like a superhero film, it is,” Luhrmann said. “Elvis is kind of the original superhero: He rises so high, finds his kryptonite, falls so low and then a beautiful, powerful tragedy ensues.”
Butler also confessed while talking about this role, “I set out to find his humanity,” Butler said. “He’s one of those individuals who’s been lifted up to such iconic status that he seems superhuman.”