Elvis is a biographical musical drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner. The film stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, with Tom Hanks in lead roles. Also Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Olivia DeJonge, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Xavier Samuel, and Kodi Smit McPhee in supporting roles. The film is dedicated to the memory of the Ladd Company’s founder, Alan Ladd Jr, who died in March 2022. Cinematography was done by Mandy Walker. Editing done by Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond. Music for the film was composed by Elliott Wheeler.
The film traces the life and career of a singer and an actor Elvis Presley from his childhood to becoming a rock and roll star and movie star. The film Elvis premiered at Cannes Film Festival held at france on 25 May 2022 and was theatrically released by Warner Bros. Released in Australia on 23 June 2022, and in the United States on 24 June 2022.
The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival held at France, where it received a twelve minute standing ovation from the audience, the longest for an American film at the festival.