Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biography is delaying publication until mid-2022

Though Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biography has built the ensemble roster for the biopic several times this week, he encountered a surge in speed when Warner Bros. Pictures decided to move the film from its November 2021 release to its new home on May 3. June 2022. by type. The movie recently added newcomer Alton Mason as Little Richard and Gary Clark Jr. as Big Boy Crudup.

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Sources report that the studio’s decision to postpone the film, which was originally slated to debut in theaters and on HBO Max as one of its big films, stems from the film still in production in Australia and others contains five weeks of material it was highly unlikely to be released on time in November without a rushed post-production.

Austin Butler (Once upon a time in Hollywood, The dead don’t die) plays the lead role as Elvis alongside Oscar winner Tom Hanks (A nice day in the neighborhood, The post), who plays Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker, and Olivia DeJonge (The visit) who will play Presley’s only wife, Priscilla. There will also be Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal as Gladys Presley, Rufus Sewell as Vernon Presley and English musician Yola as sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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The film will explore the life and music of Elvis through his intricate relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Parker discovered Presley when he was a stranger and quickly moved in as his only substitute. Parker was responsible for several milestones including Presley’s recording deal with RCA and his successful acting career.

The Elvis The biopic will be directed by Luhrmann, who will direct, and BAFTA winner Craig Pearce (Romeo + Juliet, Red mill!). Luhrmann is next to the Oscar winner Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby), Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss. Andrew Mittman will serve as executive producer

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The film is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3, 2022.

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