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Baz Luhrmann Talks On Biopic Film ‘Elvis’

By Chinelo Eze
27 April 2022   |   11:34 am
Beyond the superhero fare, which dominates modern megaplexes, Baz Luhrmann took the stage to discuss "Elvis." Luhrmann called the film which will be out in June, starring Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as his domineering manager as less a biopic and more the tale of "America in the 1950s, 60s and 70s."…

Beyond the superhero fare, which dominates modern megaplexes, Baz Luhrmann took the stage to discuss “Elvis.”

Luhrmann called the film which will be out in June, starring Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as his domineering manager as less a biopic and more the tale of “America in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.”

“At the centre of culture, for the good, the bad and the ugly, is the figure Elvis Presley,” said Luhrmann, describing the music icon as “the original superhero.”

“What this movie is about is America in those three epochs: Elvis the rebel, Elvis the highest paid actor in Hollywood and Elvis the living legend, the icon, trapped in that hotel not 10 minutes from here,” he told the Las Vegas crowd.

Early footage was shown from “Wonka”  starring Timothee Chalamet as Roald Dahl’s chocolatier before he opened his factory — and Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” a twisty thriller inspired by mind-bending movies such as “The Truman Show” and “Inception,” out in September.

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