The film, titled simply Elvis, stars Austin Butler in the title role and Tom Hanks as the singer’s calculating director, Colonel Tom Parker.
Spanning over two decades, the feature explores the tumultuous relationship between Parker and Elvis and chronicles the singer’s rise and fall amid America’s rapidly evolving cultural landscape.
Elvis also explores the darker side of fame, as the singer grapples with his identity and what the world thinks of him.
It may have hit theaters in June 2022, but if you’re wondering if you can watch the Elvis movie from the comfort of your own home, read on for everything you need to know about streaming the biopic. .
how to watch elvis movie 2022
the elvis movie landed in digital format on August 9, 2022, which means you can watch it from the comfort of your home.
you can buy or rent the movie on platforms like amazon prime video, google play, youtube, vudu and more.
The movie was expected to hit HBO Max on the same date.
however, warner bros movies are no longer guaranteed to air on hbo max after 45 days, according to the decider.
Instead, the company will now use a “case-by-case” approach to determine when its theatrically released films will hit the streamer, the post reports.
elvis movie dvd release date
the film will be released on 4k, blu-ray and dvd on September 13, 2022.
We can’t wait!
when did the elvis movie hit theaters?
After multiple delays due to the covid-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated Elvis Presley biopic will finally hit theaters on June 24, 2022.
But first, the film had its world premiere on May 25 at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
The festival broke the news in April, along with a never-before-seen image from the production showing Butler and Hanks.
elvis was originally announced in 2019 and production began in early 2020.
however, the filming and release dates have been pushed back multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Production was first halted after Hanks contracted the virus in March 2020, with Luhrmann telling Deadline at the time that he was “four days away from filming.”
“he had built the vegas showroom, the international one that became the hilton, and you know that famous scene where elvis is playing in that showroom?” she said.
“we were rehearsing camera positioning, everything, and i had done all the testing, austin, tom and the whole cast was on fire. we were that close.”
who is in the cast of the new elvis movie?
The following cast members have been confirmed for the new elvis movie:
- austin butler as evlis presley
- tom hanks as colonel tom parker
- olivia dejonge as priscilla presley
- chaydon jay as preteen elvis presley
- dacre montgomery assteve binder
- helen thomson as asgladys presley
- richard roxburgh as vernon presley
- yola as sister rosetta tharpe
- alton mason as little richard
- kelvin harrison jr. as bb king
- luke bracey as jerry schilling
Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries, Switched At Birth) was announced to have been cast in the lead role in July 2019 after impressing director Baz Luhrmann following multiple screen tests.
“I knew I couldn’t make this movie if the casting wasn’t absolutely right, and we searched hard for an actor with the ability to evoke the unique natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist,” Luhrmann told Variety in a statement at the time.
continued: “Throughout the entire casting process, I was honored to meet such a wide variety of talent.
“i had heard of austin butler for his breakout role opposite denzel washington in iceman is coming on broadway, and through a journey of extensive screen tests and music and acting workshops, i knew unequivocally that i had found a someone who could embody the spirit of one of the most iconic musical figures in the world.”
Several big names had previously been linked to the role, with former One Directioner Harry Styles and Baby Driver actor Ansel Elgort both reportedly undergoing screen tests along with Miles Teller and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. .
In October 2019, it was confirmed that Australian actress Olivia Dejonge, a Hollywood newcomer, had been cast in the role of Elvis’ wife, Priscilla Presley.
“Olivia is able to manifest the complex depth and presence that has made Priscilla Presley an icon in her own right,” Luhrmann said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter) at the time.
“she’s an extremely talented young actress and the perfect counterpoint to austin’s [butler] elvis.”
elvis movie trailer
Warner Bros released a trailer for the biopic in February 2022, giving fans their first look at Austin Butler as the iconic singer and Tom Hanks as his long-term manager.
“there are some that make me the villain of this story,” parker says in the trailer’s opening, before we see several key moments from elvis’s career, including his first big performance and his reaction. to the assassination of martin luther king.
In addition, the trailer’s soundtrack features several of Presley’s most famous songs, including renditions of his iconic hits Heartbreak Hotel and Unchained Melody.
Properly, the final line we hear as the trailer draws to a close is: “Elvis has left the building.” you can watch the full trailer below.
A second trailer landed in May 2022, exploring the darker side of fame, as Elvis grapples with his identity and what people think of him.
“At that moment, Elvis the man was sacrificed,” narrates Tom Hanks’ character, Elvis’ manager Tom Parker, as the singer graces the stage in front of a screaming audience. “and elvis the god was born.”
The clip also gives fans a taste of the rousing soundtrack, featuring snippets of Butler’s renditions of Elvis songs, as well as various covers (listen to eminem’s jailhouse rock-inspired number and ceelo below). green).
elvis plot: what is the movie about?
elvis traces three decades in the life and career of the rock ‘n’ roll legend, as well as exploring the famously tumultuous relationship between presley and parker.
However, it appears the film will transcend the King himself, as Luhrmann previously explained that Presley’s story would be “a canvas on which to explore America” in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.
Speaking to radiotimes.com and other press at a trailer launch event in February 2022, Luhrmann explained: “Without in any way invoking that I’m up there with a shakespeare or anyone like that, great storytellers like shakespeare actually he didn’t do biographies. I mean, shakespeare never really did the biography of king richard.
“what they did was take a life and use that life as a canvas to explore a bigger idea. i mean, a great biopic is great, but something like amadeus, for example, is not really about mozart.” , it’s about jealousy.”
continued: “Now, when I was young, I was a fan of Elvis. But I don’t know if that fandom was in any way the reason why all these years later I wanted to do Elvis. The truth is that in this modern age, the life of elvis presley couldn’t be a better canvas to explore america in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
“I mean, it’s a mythical life that he lived, three great lives put together in a short period of time. And the extraordinary thing about this is that that life is culturally in the center of the ’50s, and socially the ‘los ’60s and actually ’70s, and it’s a great canvas to explore America on. So that’s what drew me in.”
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