Elvis: Luhrmann’s World Premiere of Buzzy Biopic With Tom Hanks Confirmed for Cannes Film Fest

Elvis: World Premiere with Tom Hanks Confirmed for Cannes Film Festival

Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge, who portray Elvis and Priscilla Presley, will also attend the 75th edition of the French festival

Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) plays Elvis Presley in the Warner film, DeJonge (The Visit) portrays Priscilla Presley, and Hanks plays music manager Colonel Tom Parker.

“The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker,” the festival highlighted. “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.”

Elvis, produced by Bazmark and The Jackal Group, will be released in North America on June 24 and in the rest of the world from June 22.

“Dazzling filmmaker Baz Luhrmann made history at the Festival de Cannes by being the only director to show two feature films at the opening with Moulin Rouge! in 2001, which was running in competition, and The Great Gatsby in 2013,” Cannes organizers said.

“In 1992, he was a sensation at the 45th edition of the Festival with his first film Strictly Ballroom, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section.”

As already noted, Top Gun: Maverick would screen at the festival, with star Tom Cruise getting a “special tribute.”

The eagerly anticipated 75th edition of festival will run from May 17-28.