Warner Brothers has released its second official trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, starring Austin Butler as the ‘King of Rock & Roll.’
The trailer opens with a voiceover, saying “Our country itself is sick, and it’s lost its sense of direction – even its common decency” — referring to the reaction to Presley and his dance moves. Butler as Presley is then seen wiggling his pinky, as the camera pans to Tom Hanks’ character Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager. “In that moment Elvis the man was sacrificed and Elvis the God was born.” The trailer also gives a look at the rise of Presley’s career and the conflicts he faced throughout his life, especially the impact of his mother Gladys.
The trailer also shares a sample of the film’s soundtrack, including Doja Cat’s “Vegas.” Along with featuring some of Presley’s biggest hits, the movie will also include original songs and recordings by the likes of Eminem, CeeLo Green, Swae Lee, Denzel Curry, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves, Diplo, Tame Impala, and Maneskin.
Elvis premieres in theaters on June 24. Take a look at the trailer – here.
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