Baz Luhrmann returns to the theater with his new film, Elvis.
Luhrmann has returned to the movies – his first since The Great Gatsby in 2013 – and will tell the story of the complicated relationship between Elvis Presley (Aaron Butler) and his infamous manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
Having heard interviews with the actual Col. Parker, no, we’re not quite sure what Hanks is doing with his voice either.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
Elvis hits theaters on June 24.