A very current genre in the world of cinema are biographical productions, which tell the story of a personality. Elton John and Freddie Mercury are some of the actors who have recently presented their versions on the big screen. Now, a much-awaited film by the masses was the one that marked the career of the music icon. Elvis Presley,
Finally, “Elvis” is scheduled to hit theaters in Brazil on July 15. The production of the film started in 2014, but shooting started only in 2020. In the feature, the singer is played by actor Austin Butler, best known for his work in “The Carrie Diaries”, “Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood”. and “The Shannara Chronicles”.
Significantly, the film directed by Baz Luhrmann was shown here Cannes Film Festival Last Wednesday, the 25th. According to Variety, Butler’s interpretation was praised by the audience for 12 consecutive minutes and was one of the favorites on the show. The film should gain a lot of prominence in the next awards season.
A Clipping in the History of Elvis Presley
The plot will depict nearly 20 years of the singer’s life, all of which shows her rise to become one of the most famous voices in the world. Despite bringing moments of glory, the feature would soon show the fall of the King of Rock, who died in 1977 at the age of 42. The main points are the artist’s turbulent relationship with his manager Tom Parker and the effects it had on his career.
Tom Hanks also stars in the plot.
Who will give life to entrepreneur Tom Parker is Tom Hanks, who shares the role of Long with Austin Butler. The cast includes names like Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJong, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham and more.
The soundtrack is signed by big names
With the first broadcast, it was confirmed that Butler would be recreating the songs “Jailhouse Rock”, “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Suspicious Minds”. Apart from them, the film will also feature an original soundtrack featuring music greats such as Eminem, Ceelo Green, Jack White, Jazmine Sullivan, Stevie Nicks, Diplo, Tame Impala.
Singer Casey Musgraves has previously revealed that she recorded a version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” for the film. While Doja Cat did not release “Vegas” and the band Menskin recorded a cover of “If I Can Dream”.
Critics’ first impressions
In addition to the applause he received after the first screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Elvis was approved by the late singer’s family. At a press conference on the program, director Baz Luhrmann commented on the reaction of the singer’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley.
“She said, ‘If my husband were here today, he would look him in the eye and say, ‘Hey, you’re me! Luhrmann said.
Special critics are already starting to voice opinions about the film, which opens in the United States in June. Renowned website Rotten Tomatoes rated the feature at 89% approval, being considered a “ripe tomato” by Special Vehicles.
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