The director Baz Luhrmann has published a first glimpse of Elvis , the biopic produced by Warner Bros .
It also revealed the new release date of the film which has slipped from June 3 to 24, 2022 , a date previously occupied by Transformers: The Awakening, the Paramount film postponed to 2023.
On this new date, Luhrmann’s film will compete at the box office against Where the Crawdads Sing produced by Reese Witherspoon .
— Baz Luhrmann (@bazluhrmann) November 15, 2021
The musical drama explores the life and music of Presley ( Austin Butler ), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker ( Tom Hanks ).
The story explores the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker over the course of more than 20 years, from Presley’s rise to unprecedented fame, against the backdrop of changing cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America. Central to this journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’ life, Priscilla Presley ( Olivia DeJonge ).
Produced, directed and co-written by Luhrmann, the film is co-written by Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner on a story by Luhrmann and Doner.
Rounding out the cast: Gary Clark, Jr., Yola, Shonka Dukureh, Shannon Sanders, Lenesha Randolph, Jordan Holland, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Alton Mason .