Elvis Presley: the King enters the scene in the teaser for the biopic of Baz Luhrmann

Highly anticipated by all Elvis Presley fans, Baz Luhrmann’s biopic on the legendary singer is revealed through a very short video.

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They are finally here! Baz Luhrmann has just shared on social networks the first images of his film dedicated to Elvis Presley. A very short video in which the face of Austin Butler, the 30-year-old comedian chosen to play the King, is never shown.

At the rate of Suspicious Minds, title of Elvis released in 69, the showman is shown in profile then from the back in a black leather jacket and finally in an immaculate suit, advancing towards the camera. The letters TCB surrounding a lightning bolt then appear on the screen.

It is the iconic logo of the rocker, declined in necklaces which he offered to his friends, TCB meaning “Taking Care of Business” (“to do the job”, in French). The TCB Band was also the name of the group of musicians who accompanied the star from August 1969 until his death in 1977.

In the caption of the video, Baz Luhrmann wrote: “I did a little something to let you know we’re going to get the job done on June 24, 2022.“One way to formalize the change of the American release date, which was initially scheduled for June 3. It remains to be seen whether the French release date (May 25, 2022) will also be postponed.

“Elvis” will tell the life and musical work of Presley through the prism of his complex relationship with his mysterious manager, Colonel Tom Parker, to whom Tom Hanks will lend his features. Exclusive manager of the interpreter of Love Me Tender, the latter was a very controversial figure with a troubled past.

Elvis Presley met him when he was blowing up at 21 and from there the dreaded Colonel made him a superstar by directing his career with an iron fist. In particular, he prevented him from giving concerts outside the United States and insisted on making him work until exhaustion, at the risk of his health.

The film will explore their relationship over two decades, from the singer’s rise to unmatched star status, against a backdrop of cultural upheaval and America’s discovery of the end of innocence.

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Elvis Presley: the King enters the scene in the teaser for the biopic of Baz Luhrmann