Elvis: Lisa Marie Presley Praises Luhrmann’s Biopic

Spectacular” ‘Elvis’ Biopic: “It Breaks My Heart That My Son Isn’t Here to See it”

Presley’s son Benjamin Keough died two years ago at the age of 27.

 

Lisa Marie Presley took to Twitter this weekend to continue reflecting on the loss of her son Benjamin Keough, who died nearly two years ago.

Presley also shared her appreciation for Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis, which chronicles the life of her father, Elvis Presley — and the immense disappointment that her son will never get to see the film.

Presley acknowledged that she hasn’t posted in quite some time because “there really isn’t much to say, as I’m and will forever be mourning the loss of my son.” Benjamin, the son of Presley and musician Danny Keough, died in July of 2020 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27.

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Presley referenced a feeling of “hideous grief that “absolutely destroyed & shattered my heart and my soul into almost nothing has swallowed me whole.”

 

Priscilla Presley

 

Presley continued in her recent Twitter thread to share that she has seen Luhrmann’s Elvis, starring Austin Butler in the titular role — twice already.

“Let me tell you that it is nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite. Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart & soul beautifully.” She also suggested that the actor should win an Oscar for his performance.

 

Presley, who is the only child of Elvis and Pricilla Presley, was a young child when her father died in 1977.

Luhrmann’s film also stars Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker, who was Elvis Presley’s manager.

Elvis would have its premiere at the Cannes Film Fest, ahead of Warner’s releasing the movie in theaters on June 24.

Presley went on to say that Butler’s performance is “unprecedented” and “FINALLY done accurately and respectfully.”

In a separate tweet, Presley wrote: “It breaks my heart that my son isn’t here to see it. He would have absolutely loved it as well.”

 

Following a private screening of the film in April, Lisa Marie’s mother Pricilla, 76, wrote that Elvis is a “true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered.”