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Elvis Presley’s Biopic ‘Baz Luhrmann’ Gets Standing Ovation At Cannes

By Chinelo Eze
26 May 2022   |   9:39 am
The biopic film Baz Luhrmann, which looks into late Elvis Presley's life, got a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival in France. Even though it has been 45 years since the death of Elvis Presley, the Elvis fever was alive and well in the Cannes, as onlookers marvelled at an imposter strolling down La…

The biopic film Baz Luhrmann, which looks into late Elvis Presley’s life, got a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival in France.

Even though it has been 45 years since the death of Elvis Presley, the Elvis fever was alive and well in the Cannes, as onlookers marvelled at an imposter strolling down La Croisette, the resort city’s iconic gallery.

The Elvis impersonator, whose real name is Eryl Prayer, was in town to promote Baz Luhrmann’s biography, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

According to him, he provides joy to people because of Elvis and that was done through his impersonation, as he strolled through the French Riviera town, he told Reuters that Elvis’ image has stood the test of time.

Austin Butler plays the titular “Elvis” in Luhrmann’s film, which also stars Tom Hanks as Presley’s enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Prayer told one devoted fan that he was delighted the film was done because it will expose new generations to Elvis and his music.

Fans of Elvis Presley were ecstatic to find Prayer singing in the streets of Cannes, stopping him for selfies and kissing him on the face.

Prayer said he first became acquainted with the “Jailhouse Rock” singer while he was in his teens, and that he enjoyed revisiting his past through the hitmaker.