Australian director Baz Luhrmann will attend the 2022 Cannes Film Festival to present the world premiere of his latest feature film Elvis, biopic of legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.
In addition to Baz Luhrmann, Tom Hanks, Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge as Elvis and Priscilla Presley will also be in attendance.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). 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 (Olivia DeJonge).
Watch the official trailer for Elvis.
Elvis by Baz Luhrmannwill be released in North America on June 24, 2022 and in the rest of the world from June 22, 2022.
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. 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.