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Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS Film Delays Premiere Date


The film will now premiere on June 23, 2022.

Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS Film Delays Premiere Date

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis film has delayed its release date. Originally slated for a June 3, 2022 release, the film will now be released on June 23, 2022, Deadline reports.

As previously announced, Baz Luhrmann has cast Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in the film.

Joining Butler and Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker are Olivia DeJonge, Gary Clark, Jr., Yola, Lenesha Randolph, Jordan Holland, Shonka Dukureh, Shannon Sanders, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Alton Mason.

In the movie, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luhrmann ("The Great Gatsby," "Moulin Rouge!") will explore the life and music of Presley, through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played in the film by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks ("Forrest Gump," "Philadelphia"). The story will delve into their complex dynamic 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.

Luhrmann will direct from the current screenplay written by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. Luhrmann will also produce, alongside multiple-Oscar winner Catherine Martin("The Great Gatsby," "Moulin Rouge!"), who will once again serve as production designer and costume designer on the film, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss. Andrew Mittman will executive produce.

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