Elvis: new poster and clips for Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic

Can we hear a 'thank you very much'? In anticipation of the all-singing, all-dancing Elvis Presley biopic Elvis, here is a glitzy new poster.

Star Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) sports an uncanny resemblance to the King of Rock and Roll. Presley's remarkable rise and meteoric fall will be charted in typically exuberant and brash style by Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby helmer Baz Luhrmann.

Elvis movie poster Austin Butler


You'll notice the equally prominent credit there for Tom Hanks – he's playing Presley's controversially controlling manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Presley's widow Priscilla recently gave her blessing to the movie and Austin Butler's performance, claiming him worthy of an Oscar.

There's no denying that Elvis is set to be an incandescent and emotional experience. The movie traces the life of the lowly, Gospel-loving kid from Tennessee who transformed the realm of popular music with his flexible hips and cast-iron charisma.

Straddling the worlds of live music and cinema, Presley became a legendary figure the world over. But disillusion eventually set in, and no doubt Butler's performance will find a way into the vulnerabilities and anxieties of the rock and roll icon.

To really get you primed, here are two clips from the movie showcasing Butler's impressive vocal chops. It's almost as if Elvis has re-entered the building.


Elvis is released in Cineworld cinemas on 24th June. Will Austin Butler be aiming for the Oscar? Let us know @Cineworld.