The latest trailer released for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic has fans shaking at the knees, with excitement kicking into overdrive as the premiere date edges closer.
The highly anticipated flick, which was filmed in Queensland, stars Tom Hanks, Perth’s Dacre Montgomery, and Austin Butler as the Rock’n’Roll icon.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, charting his meteoric rise to international stardom.
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Butler has not only transformed into the King of Rock physically, but has also changed his speaking and singing voice to mimic the star.
The three-minute trailer shows Butler revealing his vocal chops as he takes on the job of portraying one of the most iconic musicians of all time.
Some may recognise the actor as a former Nickelodeon child star, or the guy who dated Vanessa Hudgens for many years, but the new biopic is giving a grown-up Butler the spotlight he deserves.
The movie will span more than two decades, focusing primarily on the complicated relationship between Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker (played by Hanks).
While rightly exploring the singer’s unexpected rise to stardom, the film will also examine his immense fame amid America’s rapidly changing cultural landscape.
Earlier this month, Luhrmann confirmed that Butler does indeed sing in the upcoming movie when playing a young Elvis.
However, the Australian director also revealed that Butler’s vocals are blended with the singer’s original vocal recordings as Elvis ages.
Along with a brand-spanking-new trailer, fans have been given the full tracklist of the soundtrack, which includes the likes of Eminem, Stevie Nicks and Doja Cat – with Australians Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tame Impala, and Pnau also featuring.
Presley’s ex-wife Priscilla, daughter Lisa Marie and granddaughter Riley Keough all gave their tick of approval on the movie.
The film will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this week. An Australian premiere is set for early next month, and fans can watch the movie in Australian cinemas from June 23.