Aussie director Baz Luhrmann has provided fans with a sneaky peek at his highly anticipated Elvis Presley biopic.
The internationally-adored 59-year-old took to Instagram to reveal the first footage of Austin Butler embodying the King’s trademark rock and roll swagger for the upcoming film which will chronicle the life and career of Presley.
Although brief, the trailer offers a glimpse of some of Presley’s most iconic looks over the years and finishes with the King walking backstage as he approaches what is believed to be his longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.
Luhrmann captioned the teaser, “Elvis Monday. Made a little something to let you good people know we are taking care of business on June 24, 2022”.
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Fans were quick to convey their excitement about the upcoming film.
“He’s def got the walk down!”
“Hot damn, this looks really cool!”
“Oh my god it’s happening. everyone stay CALM.”
“Can’t wait long live the King!!”
The film suffered a series of delays following pandemic related setbacks when production was shut down after actor Tom Hanks contracted Covid-19. The upcoming biopic is Luhrmann’s first full-length feature film in almost a decade since his 2013 adaption of The Great Gatsby.
The feted auteur is best known for his Red Curtain Trilogy which featured Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet, and Moulin Rouge. He followed his trilogy with Australia, The Great Gatsby and Netflix special The Get Down.
The Elvis biopic is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2022.