Elvis is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks.
A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis's (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). 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).
Starring alongside Butler and Hanks, award-winning theatre actress Helen Thomson (Top of the Lake: China Girl, Rake) plays Elvis's mother, Gladys, Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge! Breath, Hacksaw Ridge) portrays Elvis's father, Vernon, and DeJonge (The Visit, Stray Dolls) plays Priscilla. 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.
Also in the cast, 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.
To play additional iconic musical artists in the film, Luhrmann cast singer/songwriter Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, model Alton Mason as Little Richard, Austin, Texas native Gary Clark Jr. as Arthur Crudup, and artist Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton.
Oscar nominee Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!) directed from a screenplay by Baz Luhrmann & Sam Bromell and Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, story by Baz Luhrmann and Jeremy Doner. The film's producers are Luhrmann, Oscar winner Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!), Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss. Toby Emmerich, Courtenay Valenti and Kevin McCormick executive produced.
The director's behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Mandy Walker (Mulan, Australia), Oscar-winning production designer and costume designer Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!), production designer Karen Murphy (A Star Is Born), editors Matt Villa (The Great Gatsby, Australia) and Jonathan Redmond (The Great Gatsby), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Thomas Wood (Mad Max: Fury Road), music supervisor Anton Monsted (Australia, Moulin Rouge!) and composer Elliott Wheeler (The Get Down).
The Elvis features artists including Austin Butler, Ann Nesby, Alton Mason, Chris Isaak, Denzel Curry, Doja Cat, Eminiem & CeeLo Green, Gary Clark Jr., Jack White, Lenesha Randolph, Jazmine Sullivan, Kacey Musgraves, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Les Green, Måneskin, Nardo Wick, Paravi, Pnau, Rufus Thomas, Shonka Dukureh, Stevie Nicks, Swae Lee & Diplo, Tame Impala and Yola.
Elvis is released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD 19th September 2022 from Warner Home Video.
- Bigger Than Life: The Making of Elvis
- Rock 'N Roll Royalty: The Music & Artists Behind Elvis
- Fit for a King; The Style of Elvis
- Viva Australia: Recreating Iconic Locations for ELVIS
- Trouble Lyric Video
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.
This video is external content and DVD365.net cannot be held responsible for its content and/or links, suggested or otherwise inferred.