Director: Baz Luhrmann Run Time: 159 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022
Starring: Austin Butler, Dacre Montgomery, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Olivia DeJonge, Tom Hanks
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom 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).
“The King lives!” -Peter Howell, Toronto Star