Elvis goes to Cannes. The French movie competition confirmed on Tuesday that Australian director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann will attend this yr’s seventy fifth version in May to current the world premiere of his newest characteristic Elvis, together with stars Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge.
Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) performs Elvis Presley within the Warner Bros. Pictures movie, DeJonge (The Visit) portrays Priscilla Presley, and Hanks performs music supervisor Colonel Tom Parker.
“The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker,” the competition highlighted. “The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley.”
Elvis, produced by Bazmark and The Jackal Group, will probably be launched in North America on June 24 and in the remainder of the world from June 22.
“Dazzling filmmaker Baz Luhrmann made history at the Festival de Cannes by being the only director to show two feature films at the opening with Moulin Rouge! in 2001, which was running in competition, and The Great Gatsby in 2013,” Cannes organizers mentioned. “In 1992, he was a sensation at the 45th edition of the Festival with his first film Strictly Ballroom, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section.”
Cannes beforehand additionally unveiled that Top Gun: Maverick would display on the competition, with star Tom Cruise getting a “special tribute.” The competition will run May 17-28.