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Baz Luhrman Drops Final ‘Elvis’ Trailer: Look + Listen

Two days ’til the release of Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipated feature film Elvis, viewers have been treated to one last look at the biopic prior to the movie’s June 24 arrival.

In the final trailer released Wednesday (6.22,) Austin Butler as Presley and Tom Hanks as his manager Tom Parker focus on the legendary rock star’s gift for music and rebellious nature.

Woven together with previously unveiled trailer content, the new two-minute teaser feature brand new clips of Butler portraying The King at different stages of his life are featured; as a youngster who was well known for adopting the sounds of the African American blues, country and gospel music he loved as a child. In another clip, Elvis takes command of his live band, instructing one player to “Bring that bass up, Jerry” and telling his brass section to mimic a melody he sings into the microphone, stating “This ain’t no nostalgia show.” “We’re gonna do something different.”

Additional glimpses feature The King’s sometimes controversial music styles and the oftentimes sexually provocative way he danced and sang. “Colonel, you put an end to your boy’s animal behavior or we will,” an offscreen voice tells Hanks’ character over shots of Butler charming his female audience and being overwhelmed by a swarm of fans.

The film will feature much of Presley’s original catalog along with the movie soundtrack that includes original repertoire from Doja Cat, Eminem, Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Tame Impala, Jazmine Sullivan and more.

According to the the film’s description “The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (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.”

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Author: Al Denté

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