Elvis was a big hit with its best screening at Cannes. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, Elvis stars Austin Butler as the titular rock ‘n roll icon along with Tom Hanks as his supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker. Early evaluations have actually been strong and those in presence to see the movie at Cannes were likewise pleased. Per Range, the movie was consulted with a standing ovation after the credits began rolling with audiences holding their applause for about 12 minutes.

While Austin Butler has actually impressed with his take on Elvis Presley, another entertainer in the movie is stated to have actually stuck out with individuals seeing at Cannes. Alton Mason apparently shined as Little Richard, in specific throughout a scene where he carries out the well-known hit “Tutti Frutti” while Elvis celebrations close by with BB King. The crowd provided Mason fantastic applause for his performance of the tune.


The screening was apparently a big minute for both the filmmakers and the Presley household. Austin Butler was stated to be surpassed with feeling when hugging Priscilla Presley, who had actually formerly offered a radiant review of the movie. Presley has actually particularly used appreciation to Butler for catching the essence of the man she understood.

“It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered,” Presley stated on Twitter. “Austin Butler, who played Elvis is outstanding. Halfway through the film Jerry (Schilling) and I looked at each other and said WOW!!! Bravo to him…he knew he had big shoes to fill. He was extremely nervous playing this part. I can only imagine. Tom Hanks was Col Parker in this film. What a character he was.”

She included, “There was two sides to Colonel, Jerry and I witnessed both. The story, as we all know, does not have a happy ending. But I think you will understand a little bit more of Elvis’ journey, penned by a director who put his heart and soul and many hours into this film.”

Elvis Impressed With Its Cannes Launching

Baz Luhrmann directed Elvis after composing the movie script with Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, and Jeremy Doner. The movie stars Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJonge, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Alton Mason. You can check out the main summary for the biopic listed below.

“A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (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 (DeJonge).”

Elvis is concerning movie theaters when it premieres on June 24, 2022.