Part of OscaRRR Picks + Best Picture Marathon and Music City Mondays
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Austin Butler), Cinematography, Film Editing, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, and Sound
Elvis Presley’s (Austin Butler) life is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two 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 significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). An epic, big-screen spectacle that could only come from the mind of maximalist Australian auteur Baz Luhrmann.
“A turned-up-to-11 treat…. It’s a riotously audacious work.” —Mark Kermode, Guardian “At the center of Baz Luhrmann’s sprawling pop epic ELVIS,, a film as opulent and outsize as the King’s talent and taste, Butler delivers a fully transformed, fully committed and star-making turn as Elvis Presley. The rumors are true: Elvis lives, in Austin Butler.” —Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times “Tensing, thrusting, dripping with sweat and the promise of a good time after the curtain falls, Butler gets the moves, the voice and, most importantly, Elvis’ charisma down.” —Anna Bogutskaya, Little White Lies