The Elvis Presley movie was supposed to release on November 5 this year. However, Warner Bros have announced the biopic has been delayed to June 3, 2022. Such a move may mean that Baz Luhrmann’s movie doesn’t release simultaneously in cinemas and on American streaming service HBO Max.
After all, that’s Warner Bros plan for all its new movie releases throughout 2021 due to the pandemic.
The Elvis movie stars Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor Austin Butler in the title role opposite Tom Hanks playing The King’s manager Colonel Tom Parker.
Baz is on writing and director duties for the film, having penned the script with Craig Pearce who also wrote The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge!
Elvis Presley Enterprises first revealed the Elvis movie was going to move to 2022 at The King’s 86th birthday celebrations on January 8 at Graceland.
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During the Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony, managing partner of Elvis Presley Enterprises Joel Weinshanker took to the stage to celebrate Elvis, but also to pay tribute to his grandson Benjamin Keough who tragically died last summer at the age of just 27-years-old.
The son of Elvis’ only child Lisa Marie Presley has been buried at Graceland in the Meditation Garden right by his grandfather, his great-grandparents Vernon and Gladys and his great-great-grandmother Minnie.
Weinshanker then when on to look forward with hope for 2021, pointing out the Elvis biopic is coming out in 2022.
At the time we thought this was a slip of the tongue but actually turned out to be a pre-official announcement mention that the movie would now be releasing next year.
Express.co.uk recently took a virtual live tour of Graceland and asked archivist Angie Marchese if any scenes of the Elvis movie will be shot at The King’s home.
She told us: “[The Elvis movie] is actually being shot in Australia.
“But they have been doing research here. They have recreated Graceland in Australia.”
Presumably, Baz’s production not only researched in the archives to ensure historic accuracy for the Elvis movie but also so they could build parts of Graceland on set just as fans who have visited the mansion remember it.
After all, being the USA’s most visited home after The White House, fans will know if aspects of the main rooms aren’t as they’ve seen them.
According to the official synopsis, Elvis is “seen through the prism of [Presley’s] complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
“The film delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker 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 most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley.”
The Elvis Presley movie biopic is released in cinemas on June 3, 2022.