Baz Luhrmann Showcases New Footage From “Elvis” Movie

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We’re less than two months away from the release of the highly anticipated Elvis Presley biopic, Elvis. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the film stars Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Elvis’ manager “Colonel” Tom Parker.

Baz has been offering fans small peeks at the movie on his social media pages throughout the filming process. Then, he shared the movie’s trailer in February.

Other than the trailer, fans don’t know much about the upcoming film. Baz finally shared some new details about the movie during an exhibition at CinemaCon.

Deadline reports that Baz said Elvis will explore “three versions” of Elvis Presley that represent different phases of his career. Baz also shared some new footage from the film, which showcased a bit of the soundtrack.

In their report about the footage, Deadline wrote:

Similar to the soundtrack of the director’s The Great Gatsby which fused jazz with J.Z.’s [sic] hiphop [sic] sensibility, there’s a similar music motif going on in Elvis.”  The outlet reported that a hip-hop version of Elvis’ “Hound Dog” played in the footage they saw at CinemaCon.

Deadline went into more detail about the footage they were shown. They watched a scene that shows Elvis being escorted into a concert. Once he takes to the stage, he says, “I will show you what the real Elvis is like tonight,” before moving into a performance of “Heartbreak Hotel.”

The film’s star Austin Butler was also in attendance during the exhibition. He spoke about how he approached his portrayal of Elvis, saying:

The main thing, I set out to find his humanity. He’s one of those individuals who reached up to an iconic status, he seems like superhuman.”


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We unfortunately don’t have the CinemaCon footage to share with you here. But you can watch the official trailer for Elvis below.

Elvis hits theaters on June 24…and we can’t wait!