This May, ‘Elvis’ will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film will be premiered by Australian director, screenwriter, and producer Baz Luhrmann at the 75th edition of the Festival from May 17 to 28.

Along with Luhrmann, the film’s premiere will be attended by Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, and Olivia DeJonge. 

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Butler will take on the role of the great Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley, known as the “King of Rock & Roll,” passed away in 1977. His lyrics and energetic dancing style endeared him to both young and old audiences.

DeJonge will play Priscilla Presley, while Hanks will play Presley’s music manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

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The film explores Elvis Presley’s life and music through the lens of his tumultuous relationship with his manager, Colonel Parker. “The story 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 the loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’ life, Priscilla Presley.”

Elvis, produced by Bazmark and The Jackal Group, will be released in North America on June 24 and worldwide on June 22.

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Luhrmann made history at the Cannes Film Festival by being the only director to present two feature films at the festival’s opening, Moulin Rouge! in 2001, which ran in Competition, and The Great Gatsby in 2013. With his debut feature, Strictly Ballroom, which screened in the A Certain Regard section at the Festival’s 45th edition in 1992, he became a star.

While Australian actress Nicole Kidman made waves as Satine in Moulin Rouge, a hauntingly beautiful musical, Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby proved to be the Cannes crowd’s darling.