CANNES – Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” introduced hip-shaking swagger to the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, debuting a grand and glitzy portrait of the Memphis rock ‘n’ roll legend at the French Riviera.
Luhrmann’s movie, the most important and flashiest Hollywood movie making its global premiere in Cannes, introduced Tom Hanks and Austin Butler, who performs Presley, to Cannes’ famed pink carpet. Joining them, too, used to be Priscilla Presley, Presley’s ex-wife, who has enthusiastically counseled Luhrmann’s film.
At a competition in search of to shrug off two years of pandemic, expectancies had been prime that Luhrmann, who additionally premiered “The Great Gatsby” in Cannes, would convey Cannes’ greatest and maximum extravagant birthday celebration.
“Elvis,” even though, isn’t only a big-screen tribute to Presley. It facilities at the singer’s lengthy and tortured dating with supervisor Tom Parker (performed via Hanks), a former carnival employee whose regulate over Presley used to be broadly criticized as unethical and damaging to Presley.
Warner Bros. will unlock “Elvis” in theaters on June 24.
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