Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann posted the first small teaser for the upcoming Elvis film on his Instagram account. He wrote "Made a little something to let you good people know we are taking care of business on June 24, 2022."
Elvis was originally supposed to release on June 3rd, 2022, but thanks to Luhrmann's tweet, it's been confirmed the film has been pushed back to June 24th, 2022. Luhrmann's latest film will be released only in theaters and not in a hybrid fashion.
The Moulin Rouge! and Australia director has penned the script with longtime collaborator Craig Pearce, along with Sam Bromell. The film also boasts an impressive cast that includes Tom Hanks, David Wenham and Olivia DeJonge.
Luhrmann dips back into his musical roots as he tells the life story of Presley (Butler), as seen through the complicated relationship that Presley had with his enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story spans over 20 years, diving into the complexities of Presley and Parker's relationship, highlighting his rise to fame, setting it against the backdrop of the cultural landscape shifting in America and the country discovering they were no longer so innocent. At the core of Presley's journey will be the most significant and influential person in his life - Priscilla Presley (DeJonge).