Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of late music legend Elvis Presley, approves of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis drama, calling it “beautifully done.”
“I’ve seen Elvis the film, I watched the trailer over a dozen times. But the words I heard from my daughter on how much she loved the film and that Riley will love it too when she sees it brought tears. I relived every moment in this film. It took me a few days to overcome the emotions as it did with Lisa. Beautifully done Baz, Tom, Austin and Olivia,” Presley wrote on Twitter.
She also shared a clip from the film, which you can watch below.
Elvis stars Austin Butler as the King himself, whose story is seen “through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks),” according to Warner Bros. “As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two 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 significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).”
The film also stars award-winning theatre actress Helen Thomson (Top of the Lake: China Girl, Rake) as Elvis’s mother, Gladys and Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!, Breath, Hacksaw Ridge) as Elvis’s father, Vernon. Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Ridge, Point Break) plays Jerry Schilling, Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!) plays Dixie Locke, David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings, Trilogy, Lion, 300) plays Hank Snow, Kelvin Harrison Jr. (The Trial of the Chicago 7, The High Note) plays B.B. King, Xavier Samuel (Adore, Love & Friendship, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) plays Scotty Moore, and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog) plays Jimmie Rodgers Snow.
Other cast members include Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things, The Broken Heart Gallery) plays TV director Steve Binder, alongside Australian actors Leon Ford (Gallipoli, The Pacific) as Tom Diskin, Kate Mulvany (The Great Gatsby, Hunters) as Marion Keisker, Gareth Davies (Peter Rabbit, Hunters) as Bones Howe, Charles Grounds (Crazy Rich Asians, Camp) as Billy Smith, Josh McConville (Fantasy Island) as Sam Phillips, and Adam Dunn (Home and Away) as Bill Black.
Elvis hits theaters in North America on June 24, 2022.
Main Image: Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge as Elvis and Priscilla Presley in Elvis courtesy of Warner Bros