Austin Butler stars as King in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann biopic “Elvis” which will release this summer.
The film will trace the life and career of rock and roll icon Elvis Presley, from his early years in Memphis to stardom and legend certification, focusing on the relationship between him and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
When is Elvis coming out?
Elvis will be available in UK cinemas on June 24, 2022. First announced in 2019, the release has faced several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an original date of November 2021.
Those who want to watch at home can do so just 45 days after the theatrical release, where Elvis will air on HBO Max. For UK fans, however, no streaming service has been confirmed to stream the film yet.
Who is in the cast of Elvis?
They will be joined by a multitude of faces synonymous with Presley’s career, including Luke Bracey as talent manager Jerry Schilling, Patrick Scherer as DJ Davey Phillips, and Stranger Things’ Dacre Montgomery as producer Steve Binder.
- Austin Butler as Elvis Presley
- Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker
- Olivia DeJong as Priscilla Presley
- Luke Bracey as Jerry Schilling
- Patrick Shearer as Davey Phillips
- Dacre Montgomery as Steve Binder
- David Wenham as Hank Snow
- Calvin Harrison Jr. as B.B. King
- Elton Mason as Little Richard
Who Will Be on the Elvis Soundtrack?
While the full soundtrack isn’t expected until this summer, fans have already heard snippets of some of the original songs performed by contemporary artists taking inspiration from Elvis’ back catalog.
On May 6, Doja Cat released the track “Vegas”, the first soundtrack release to feature Presley’s “Hound Dog” as well as Big Mama Thornton’s original recording of the song.
Making an appearance in the final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, last year’s winner Menshkin made his debut with a snippet of an unreleased song from the soundtrack. Presley’s cover of “If I Can Dream” followed the band’s performance of the band’s new single, “Supermodel”.
After much anticipation, a full trailer was finally released in February, beginning with Parker’s first encounter with the young musician and Presley’s first performance on the country music show Louisiana Hayride, his turbulent rise to fame and the 1950s. Before passing the big events of the decade.
On May 6, a second clip was posted to Priscilla Presley’s social media, showing Butler singing in her own voice and performing Presley’s signature risky dance moves early in her career.
Elvis will be available in UK cinemas from June 24, 2022.
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