The highly anticipated biopic ‘Elvis’, about the American music legend, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Elvis biopic
Elvis biopic- Copyright Warner Bros pictures

Austin Butler as Elvis

Baz Luhrmann is a regular at the Cannes film festival. He is indeed the only director to have presented two feature films at the opening of the event: « Moulin Rouge » in 2001, selected in competition, and « Gatsby the Magnificent » in 2013″. This year, he will open with his Elvis. The highly anticipated biopic on the legend of American music, would be presented in world preview on the Croisette for this 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The performers, Austin Butler as the rock and roll legend, Olivia DeJonge as his wife Priscilla, and Tom Hanks as his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, are expected at Cannes, along with the director Australian, Baz Luhrmann.

Elvis biopic
Elvis biopic at the Cannes Film Festival

Socio-cultural issues

The movie will retrace the life and work of Elvis Presley, but not from just any angle. The biopic will take as a bias to dig into the complex relationships existing between the sulphurous rock star and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (played by Tom Hanks). The latter pushed the singer to make problematic career choices, including very bad romantic films. The feature film will also address the socio-cultural issues that have crossed the existence of the King, in particular the racial tensions that shook America in the 50s and 60s.

Elvis biopic teaser

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