The king of rock and roll’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley, gives her stamp of approval to director Baz Luhrmann’s new Elvis biopic.
In an Instagram post on Friday, the rock icon’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley wrote that her daughter couldn’t be happier with how the movie turned out and that she loved it. final result after seeing it at a special screening.
“I’ve seen Elvis the movie, watched the trailer over a dozen times,” Priscilla, 76, began in the caption alongside the movie’s trailer.
“But the words I heard from my daughter about how much she loved the movie and that [her daughter] Riley [Keough] will love him too when she sees he brought tears.
Emotional: Priscilla Presley (left) says the comments she received from her daughter Lisa Marie Presley (right) about how much she loved Elvis’ new biopic brought her to tears
The King: Austin Butler, 30, plays Elvis Presley in the new biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann, which hits theaters in June
Touched by the story, which focuses on Elvis Presley and his relationship with his manager Colonel Parker, Priscilla said she ‘relived every moment of that movie’ and that it ‘took me a few days to get over the emotions like it did with Lisa’.
She then praised director Luhrmann, as well as the three main stars of the film: Tom Hanks, who plays Parker, Austin Butler, who plays Elvis, and Olivia DeJonge, who plays Priscilla herself, before qualifying the project of “beautifully done”.
Overwhelmed with emotions: Priscilla says it took her and her daughter ‘a few days to get over the emotions’ after watching the upcoming biopic
The Premise: The film chronicles Presley’s life and career from his early days as a child growing up in Mississippi to his rise as a rock and roll icon and movie star.
The premise: The story also focuses on Elvis’ complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who was played by Tom Hanks (pictured) in the biopic
After watching the Elvis biopic at a special screening late last month, Priscilla adored Luhrmann’s vision and Austin Butler’s performance as the king of rock and roll, to whom she has since been married. a little over six years.
The film chronicles Presley’s life and career from his early days as a child growing up in Mississippi to his rise as a rock and roll icon and movie star, as well as his complex relationship with his manager, Col. Tom Parker.
“This story is about the relationship between Elvis and Colonel Parker. It’s a true story brilliantly and creatively told that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered. Austin Butler, who played Elvis, is outstanding” , the 76-year-old wrote.
Praises: Priscilla praised director Baz Luhrmann, as well as lead star Austin Butler, Ton Hanks and Olivia DeJonge: ‘Beautifully directed’
His point of view: “This story is about the relationship between Elvis and Colonel Parker. It’s a true story told with brilliance and creativity that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered. Austin Butler, who played Elvis, is exceptional,’ Priscilla shared last month
Coming this summer: Elvis’ new biopic is set to hit theaters in the US on June 24, 2022, then drop on HBO Max 45 days later
‘Halfway through the movie Jerry [Schilling] and I looked at myself and said WOW!!! Kudos to him…he knew he had big shoes to fill. He was extremely nervous playing this role. I can only imagine.’
She continued, “Tom Hanks was Colonel Parker in this movie. What a character he was. There were two sides to the Colonel, Jerry and I witnessed both. The story, as we all know, does not have a happy ending. But I think you’ll understand a little more about Elvis’ journey, written by a director who put his heart and soul and many hours into this film.
Fans got their first glimpse of Butler, 30, as Elvis in the first trailer, released in February.
The new Elvis biopic will have its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 17-28.
It’s slated for a theatrical release in the US on June 24, 2022, then drops on HBO Max 45 days later.
The way they were: Priscilla was married to Elvis for six years, from 1967 to 1973; Priscilla and Lisa Marie are pictured with Elvis in 1970
Cheers: Lisa Marie told her mom she thought her daughter Riley Keough would love the Elvis movie; mother and daughter are pictured in October 2017